BackForward Satellite: ROSE-L B 

Satellite details
Acronym ROSE-L B
Full name Copernicus Observation System for Europe in L-band B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Second of the high-priority Copernicus Sentinel Expansion Missions for land surface
  • Main mission: to support forest management, to monitor subsidence and soil moisture and to discriminate crop types  
  • Complementary mission: contribute to the monitoring of polar ice sheets and ice caps, sea-ice extent in the polar region, and of seasonal snow.
  • To operate in a constellation of (initially two) identical satellites, covering a period > 7 years.
  • For more details, see
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 693 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2032 EOL ≥2037
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 ROSE-L B

Acronym Full name
ROSE-L Radar Observation System for Europe in L-band
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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
ROSE-L active 1.2575 GHz 85 MHz - C-Band SAR