Sentinel-3A poised for liftoff12 February 2016
Sentinel-3A poised for liftoff12 February 2016 With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite for Copernicus is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled the day before the launch – set for 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET).
Sentinel-3 family grows10 February 2016
Sentinel-3 family grows10 February 2016 The signature of a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission was celebrated by ESA and Thales Alenia Space of France at an event in Paris yesterday.
Mission teams prepare for critical days05 February 2016
Mission teams prepare for critical days05 February 2016 Moments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding the new spacecraft through its critical first days in space.
Sentinel-3A fully tanked04 February 2016
Sentinel-3A fully tanked04 February 2016 With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the ‘to do list’ and the propulsion team is already decontaminating the...
Rise and shine for Sentinel-3A14 January 2016
Rise and shine for Sentinel-3A14 January 2016 Following the Christmas break, the Sentinel-3A satellite has been taken out of its storage container and woken up as the campaign to prepare it for launch resumes at the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome. Liftoff is set for 4 February. UPDATE 27 January: ne...
Canada breaks the ice with Sentinel-1 data21 December 2015
Canada breaks the ice with Sentinel-1 data21 December 2015 How can access to Sentinel data increase Canada’s ability to offer improved information on sea ice?
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