Biomass

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV) Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Biomass is an Earth observation satellite launched as a part of ESA Earth Explorer program. It will be using a P-band synthetic aperture radar to collect data on the height of forests, allowing scientists to determine the amount of biomass and carbon stored there.

Updates

Nosu • March 27, 2024, 10:48 a.m.

Targeting March 2025


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 5, 2023, 2:40 p.m.

Launcher swapped with one for Sentinel-2C in summer 2023.


Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 2, 2023, 11:26 a.m.

NET Q2 2024.


Vega-C

Family:
Configuration:

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    30.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    136 T
  • Thrust
    2974 kN
Family
  • Name
    Vega-C
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vega-C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $48000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

Avio S.p.A

Avio S.p.A

(Avio)

CEO: Giulio Ranzo Founded: 1908 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

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Avio S.p.A. is an Italian company operating in the aerospace sector with its head office in Colleferro near Rome, Italy. Founded in 1908, it is present in Italy and abroad with different commercial offices and 10 production sites.

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