ESA's 7th Earth Explorer Mission - BIOMASS


The mission

Carrying a novel P-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), the BIOMASS mission is designed to deliver crucial information about the state of our forests, how they are changing and their quantitative role in the carbon cycle.

The launch

  • Date: 2023
  • Site: Kourou, French Guiana
  • Rocket: Vega

First P-band radar in space / full polarimetry / interferometry and tomography / 666 km altitude / 3-day repeat cycle

The BIOMASS mission

ESA’s forest mission - BIOMASS

Measuring Forests

Mapping forests from space

Facts & Figures

BIOMASS instrument facts and figures