Behind the Spacecraft: From Space, It's Just One Planet


Launching soon from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will track sea levels worldwide. In a series of live question-and-answer sessions, you are invited to meet some of the scientists and engineers on the mission. For Scientist Severine Fournier, studying our planet knows no borders. Our changing ocean affects everyone across the globe. That’s why the new Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is a truly international mission that will study our rising seas from space.

See selected profiles at The world's latest ocean-monitoring satellite is being readied for its launch from California on Nov. 10. The spacecraft will ensure continuity of the Jason series of missions to better our understanding of our rising seas and help shape the future of sea-level studies.

Designed to collect the most accurate satellite data for our continuing measurements of global sea level and to help us understand how our oceans are responding to climate change, the spacecraft is the product of a partnership between NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

10/28/2020 - 02:00
Severine Fournier