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CO2M (Sentinel 7)


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 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.

In July 2020, ESA signed a contract with OHB Space Systems as a prime contractor to build the satellite.

Nation: Europe
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: ESA
Contractors: OHB Space Systems (prime)
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CO2M (Sentinel 7) - 202x