Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich can have a companion sooner or later. A twin satellite, Sentinel-6B, will launch in 2025. The combo ought to assist keep the local weather report for “at least” one other decade between the 2 vessels, NASA mentioned. It’ll take about a yr for the preliminary satellite to take over from its predecessor, Jason-3.
The timing is likely to be very best. The incoming US administration is predicted to totally acknowledge local weather science, and a sophisticated satellite may assist the administration make better-informed coverage choices.