Sentinel-3A launch event
Live from ESA, follow the event to celebrate the launch of the third satellite for Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme.
The first in the two-satellite mission, Sentinel-3A, is set for launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET).
During the event at ESA’s ESOC European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, a number of the key players in the mission will talk about preparing the satellite for launch and discuss its benefits and applications.
The live webstream will begin at 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET) and end at 19:40 GMT (20:40 CET), with a break 18:25–19:10 GMT (19:25-20:10 CET).
Programme (all times in GMT)
17:00 Introduction and welcome addresses by representatives from ESA, the European Commission and the German government
17:20 Status check and introduction to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome
17:30 Introduction to the Copernicus programme and the Sentinel-3 mission
17:50 Live broadcast from Plesetsk
18:05 Discussion with a panel of Sentinel-3 data users
18:20 Flight update
19:10 Live broadcast from Plesetsk: status check
19:20 Presentation on the Copernicus programme and ESA heritage
19:30 Watch the first acquisition of signal live from the Mission Control Room
19:40 End of live coverage from ESOC