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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: 2022-03-28
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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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CIMR passive 1.4135 MHz 25000  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
CIMR passive 6925 MHz 300000.0  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
CIMR passive 10650 MHz 100000.0  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
CIMR passive 18700 MHz 200000.0  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
CIMR passive 36500 MHz 300000.0  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
CIMR passive 1413.5 MHz 25000.0  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel