Watch a replay of the Sentinel-1A launch event live from ESA's mission control centre on 3 April. Experts spotlighted the goals of Copernicus, Europe’s new Earth observation programme. Scroll down for programme details.
The event took place at ESOC, ESA’s space operations centre, Darmstadt, Germany, with live feeds from the Main Control Room and from Arianespace in Kourou.
All times in CEST
|21:30||Introduction by moderator Monika Jones |
Welcome by Thomas Reiter, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations
|21:40||Live feed from ESA Main Control Room: GO/NO-GO roll call with ESA Flight Director Pier Paolo Emanuelli|
|21:45||Messages from guest speakers |
|22:15||Panel discussion on Copernicus applications with experts from the European Maritime Safety Agency, Irish Coast Guard, Italian Civil Protection and space industry|
|22:30||Live feed from ESA's Main Control Room: Status update from ESA Deputy Flight Director Juan Piñeiro|
|22:35||Stage Talk: Industrial commitment and European cooperation with senior managers from Thales Alenia Space (Italy) and Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)|
|22:40||Video linkup live from Kourou: ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and Director of Earth Observation Volker Liebig|
|23:02||Live feed: Arianespace video transmission from Kourou, Europe’s spaceport|
|23:02||Liftoff of Sentinel-1A on Soyuz rocket from Kourou|
|23:15||Stage Talk: Satellite technology and data usage with ESA’s Pierre Potin, Sentinel-1 Mission Manager, and Dirk Geudtner, Sentinel-1 Systems Manager|
|23:25||Live feeds from Arianespace in Kourou and ESA's Main Control Room for separation and acquisition of first signal. Next steps for Sentinel-1 with Paolo Ferri, ESA Head of Mission Operations|
|23:44||Conclusion with ESA's Thomas Reiter and Guido Levrini|