Will carry a P-band synthetic aperture radar, able to deliver accurate maps of tropical, temperate and boreal forest biomass. In addition, the mission will have an experimental ‘tomographic’ phase to provide 3D views of forests.


Launched in:2022
Repeat cycle:26 days
Orbit height:660 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: ESA
Launch planned for 2022

BIOMASS websites

Information

ESA - BIOMASS site
ESA Estec - BIOMASS presentation
ESA Earth Online - Biomass mission
ESA eoPortal - BIOMASS

On Board Sensors

SAR-P (Measuring carbon biomass, on ESA's BIOMASS)