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Satellite details
Acronym CIMR
Full name Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer
Satellite Description
  • One of the high-priority Copernicus Sentinel Expansion Missions.
  • Main mission: sea-surface salinity, temperature, and ice in polar regions
  • Substantial contribution to soil moisture and other MW-derived observations.
  • To operate in a constellation of (initially two) identical satellites, covering a period > 7 years.
  • For more details, see https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/c-missions/cimr and https://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/EarthObservation/CIMR-MRD-v4.0-20201006_Issued.pdf
Mass at launch Dry mass
Power
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 820 km
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Space agency ESAECEUMETSAT
Status Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Funding to be confirmed by EU.
  • The Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR) is currently planned for Q2 2028.
Launch ≥2028 EOL ≥2033
Last update: 2022-08-30
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 CIMR

Acronym Full name
CIMR Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
CIMR passive 1.4135 GHz 25 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Surface sensing channel
CIMR passive 6.875 GHz 400 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Surface sensing channel
CIMR passive 10.65 GHz 100 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Surface sensing channel
CIMR passive 18.7 GHz 200 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Surface sensing channel
CIMR passive 36.5 GHz 300 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Surface sensing channel