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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Sentinel 6A, or Jason-CS A, satellite. The satellite is also named Sentinel 6...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Sentinel 6A, or Jason-CS A, satellite. The satellite is also named Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich in honor of the late director of NASA’s Earth science division. The satellite is a joint mission between the European Space Agency, NASA, NOAA, CNES and Eumetsat to continue the sea level data record previously collected by the Jason series of satellites. Sentinel 6A, built by Airbus Defense and Space and Thales Alenia Space in Europe, will also join the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth observation satellite network.

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Core/Flight

B1063/F9-099

Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

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Orbit Insertion

Polar Orbit (PO)

Mass

1400kg

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NASA

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LZ-4 SLC-4W, Vandenberg AFB, CA

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