CO2M (Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring) or Sentinel 7 is an earth observation mission in the framework of ESA's Copernicus program.
The CO2M mission consists of two satellites and will carry a near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectrometer to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by human activity. These measurements would reduce current uncertainties in estimates of emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuel at national and regional scales. This would provide the EU with a unique and independent source of information to assess the effectiveness of policy measures, and to track their impact towards decarbonising Europe and meeting national emission reduction targets.
The instruments are:
In July 2020, ESA signed a contract with OHB Space Systems as a prime contractor to build the satellite.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Contractors:||OHB Space Systems (prime)|
|Equipment:||CO2/NO2 (carbon dioxide/nitrogen dioxide) instrument, MAP, CLIM|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|CO2M 1 (Sentinel 7A)||-||2025||Ko ELV||Vega-C|
|CO2M 2 (Sentinel 7B)||-||2026||Ko ELV||Vega-C|