The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Nov. 21, 2020, at 12:17 p.m. EST. The Sentinel-6/Jason-CS (Continuity of Service) mission consists of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which will be followed by its twin, the Sentinel-6B satellite, in 2025. Continuing the legacy of the Jason series missions, Sentinel-6/Jason-CS will extend the records of sea level into their fourth decade, collecting accurate measurements of sea surface height for more than 90 percent of the globals ocean, and providing crucial information for operational oceanography, marine meteorology, and climate studies. NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center was responsible for launch management.

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美国东部时间2020年11月21日下午12点17分,SpaceX的猎鹰9号火箭搭载着哨兵6号迈克尔·弗雷里奇卫星从加利福尼亚州范登堡空军基地的航天发射基地4号发射升空。Sentinel-6/Jason CS(服务连续性)任务哨兵6号迈克尔·弗雷里奇卫星组成,其孪生卫星哨兵6B号卫星将于2025年问世。为继承贾森系列任务的遗产,Sentinel-6/Jason-CS将把海平面记录延长到第四个十年,为90%以上的全球海洋收集精确的海平面高度测量,并为行动海洋学、海洋气象学和气候研究提供关键信息。NASA在肯尼迪航天中心的发射服务计划负责发射管理。


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