april, 2018

25apr00:00Rockot • Sentinel-3B

Event Details

Launch Date: April 25, 2018
Launch Window: 17:57:38 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Rockot
Launch Operator: Russian Space Forces
Launch Site: Site 133/3, Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Payload: Sentinel-3B (1,200kg)
Target Orbit: Sun Synchronous Orbit
Payload Type: Multi-Instrument Remote Sensing
Payload Operator: ESA for Copernicus


A Russian Rockot Booster – a converted UR-100N ballistic missile topped by a Briz-KM upper stage – will launch the Sentinel-3B satellite operated by ESA under the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth Observation Program that sets out to deploy a number of differently-instrumented satellites to collect a comprehensive set of Earth observation parameters for use in various sectors. The Sentinel-3 satellites are the most-heavily instrumented satellites flying under Copernicus, hosting four instruments to deliver accurate data on land and ocean color and topography as well as sea and land surface temperature with a rapid global revisit time and fast data availability for use in operational applications.


Mission Resources:

➡ Mission Updates

? Live Launch Coverage

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Rockot

? Payload Overview: Sentinel-3: IntroSatellite BusInstrumentsOrbit Design

Launch Weather

?Launch Site Schedule


(Wednesday) 00:00 UTC


Plesetsk Site 133/3

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia