BackForward Satellite: CHIME 

Satellite details
Acronym CHIME
Full name Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment
Satellite Description
  • One of the high-priority Copernicus Sentinel Expansion Missions.
  • Main mission: agricultural services and sustainable agricultural management, and raw materials.
  • Secondary mission: ocean colour.
  • To operate in a constellation of (initially two) identical satellites, covering a period > 7 years.
  • More details see and
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 786 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Status Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Funding to be confirmed by EU.
  • The Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR) is currently planned for Q3 2028.
Launch ≥2029 EOL ≥2034
Last update: 2022-05-23
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CHIME

Acronym Full name
CHIME Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment
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