BackForward Satellite: LSTM-A 

Satellite details
Acronym LSTM-A
Full name Land Surface Temperature Monitoring-A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First of the high-priority Copernicus Sentinel Expansion Missions on land surface temperature.
  • Main mission: to monitor evapotranspiration rate at European field scale by capturing the variability of Land Surface Temperature.
  • Complementary mission: to map soil composition, urban heat islands, coastal zone management and High-Temperature Events.
  • 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
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 640 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR) is currently planned for Q3 2028.
Launch ≥2029 EOL ≥2034
Last update: 2023-11-15
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 LSTM-A

Acronym Full name
LSTM Land Surface Temperature Monitoring
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