Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014 Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings.
Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite03 April 2014 The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.
Sentinel-1A launch timeline03 April 2014
Sentinel-1A launch timeline03 April 2014 Find below a detailed timeline for the launch of Sentinel-1A on 3 April 2014. Liftoff is set for 21:02:31 GMT on Soyuz ST flight VS07 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This is a real-time activity and all times are subject to change....
Dress rehearsal final step prepares for Sentinel-1 02 April 2014
Dress rehearsal final step prepares for Sentinel-1 02 April 2014 A full ‘dress rehearsal’ involving teams on both sides of the Atlantic took place yesterday, marking the last major step in training teams for the Sentinel-1A lift off on 3 April.
Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days25 March 2014
Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days25 March 2014 Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A’s first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite through its early critical hours in space.
Catching signals from a speeding satellite07 March 2014
Catching signals from a speeding satellite07 March 2014 Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately than ever before.