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NASA sentry-6 will be launched on Saturday to continue global sea level monitoring

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/11/21 0:00:40     readed:109

Sentinel-6 is scheduled to be launched tomorrow from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. Sentinel-6 is designed to monitor the global, NASA will launch a twin satellite called Sentinel-6 B in 2025.Sentinel-6 will continue its 30-year global sea-level altimetry.


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Sentinel-6 also has instruments for collecting atmospheric data for improved weather forecasting, climate modelling and hurricane tracking. The Sentinel-6 satellite, named after Michael Frelich, a former director of NASA's Earth Science Department, was built by the United States and Europe. Sentinel-6 will take SpaceX company

If the launch weather is not suck tomorrow, NASA will launch the aircraft in the next few days, and the launch window will be 12 minutes ahead of schedule. As SpaceX has been doing for a long time, the first stage rocket will start to burn automatically so that it can be reused later. After the first stage is separated, the second stage will ignite and continue to put the satellite into orbit. The second stage will ignite a second time 45 minutes after the first stage to send the satellite into final orbit. About one hour after launch, the deployment of the solar panels will begin, and it is expected that 25 minutes after the deployment of the solar panels, sentinel-6 will make the first contact with the ground station.

NASA will provide launch coverage at 8:45 a.m. Pacific time on November 21. The sentinel-6 and sentinel-6 are part of the sentinel-6 mission. They were designed as part of the European Copernicus initiative led by the European Commission, the European Organization for the use of meteorological satellites, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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