BackForward Satellite: CO2M 

Satellite details
Acronym CO2M
Full name Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission
Satellite Description
  • One of the high-priority Copernicus Sentinel Expansion Missions.
  • Mission: to measure how much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, specifically through human activity.
  • To operate in a constellation of (initially two) identical satellites, covering a period > 7 years.
  • For more details, see
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 735 km
ECT 11:30 desc


Status Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Funding to be confirmed by EU.
  • The Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR) is currently planned for Q3 2025.
Launch ≥2026 EOL ≥2031
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 CO2M

Acronym Full name
CO2I and NO2I Combined Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Imager
MAP Multi-Angle Polarimeter
CLIM Cloud Imager
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