The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will soon be heading into orbit to monitor the height of the ocean for nearly the entire globe.
Launching soon from the California coast, the satellite will track sea levels worldwide. A new video series introduces some of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers involved in the mission.
Set for launch in November, the Earth-observing satellite will closely monitor sea level and provide atmospheric data to support weather forecasting and climate models.
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will launch from the U.S. West Coast aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in November.
An international effort has generated new estimates of the impact Earth’s melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100.