earth direction

Fig. 11 Sentinel-3 deployed configuration satellite flight direction (-X)

Fig. 13 OLCI internal configuration

depointed to the west in order to mitigate sub-glint contamination. The OLCI has an approximate mass of 150 kg and a volume of 1.3 m3.

OLCI is an "autonomous" instrument with simple interfaces with the spacecraft, thus allowing an easy integration and minimising the development risks.

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