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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 and
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 820 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Status Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Funding to be confirmed by EU.
Launch EOL
Last update: 2021-11-03
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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