A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014 Imaging Earth’s land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014 Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface...
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014 SMOS is not only delivering key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for science, but its data are also being used for a growing number of practical applications. Reflecting this versatility along with new synergistic opportunities, the mis...
Doubling radar vision of Earth17 July 2014
Doubling radar vision of Earth17 July 2014 Following a contract signed with Arianespace today, the second Sentinel-1 satellite is now set to join its identical twin sister in orbit in early 2016, optimising the mission’s global coverage to manage the environment and improve everyday lives.
Sentinel-1 aids Balkan flood relief28 May 2014
Sentinel-1 aids Balkan flood relief28 May 2014 Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Platform brings air monitoring a step closer27 May 2014
Platform brings air monitoring a step closer27 May 2014 The first mission dedicated to monitoring global air quality for Europe’s Copernicus programme has passed an important milestone: the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite platform is complete, ready to meet its Tropomi instrument.