The main objective of the Sentinel-3 mission is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface colour with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring.
The Sentinel-3 Mission Guide provides a high-level description of the mission objectives, satellite description and ground segment. It also covers an introduction to heritage missions, thematic areas and services, orbit characteristics and coverage, instrument payloads and data products.
The Sentinel-3 mission is jointly operated by ESA and EUMETSAT to deliver operational ocean and land observation services.
For mission planning information, see the Copernicus Mission pages.
The categories are:
Describes primary and secondary objectives of the Sentinel-3 mission.
Provides an overview of the Sentinel High Level Observation Plan (HLOP).
Operations ramp-up phases
Reports an overview of the major milestones from the commissioning phase to the Full Operational Capacity.
Describes the main instruments of the Sentinel-3 mission: Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI), Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR), SAR Radar Altimeter (SRAL), MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) and Precise Orbit Determination (POD) instruments.
Defines all data products available per instrument: