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SENTINEL LAUNCH: LATEST FROM KOUROU (changed satellite parameters)

Date: Wed, Apr 02, 2014 | 16:00 - 16:30 GMT | 18:00 - 18:30 CEST

Type: ESA TV News

Format: 16:9

On 3 April Sentinel-1A will be launched from Europe‚Äôs spaceport in French Guyane on top of a Soyuz launcher. Lift off is currently scheduled at 21h02 GMT.

It is the first satellite of the Copernicus programme, previously known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES), an initiative headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting satellite system for a radar mission to provide an all-weather day-and-night imagery. 

This feed proposes the latest images from Sentinel Launch Campaign in Kourou. It includes interviews with Philippe Goudy, Head of Earth Observation Projects, ESA (English and French) and Ramon Torres, Sentinel-1 Project Manager, ESA (English and Spanish).

More information at:

Shotlist Latest from Kourou.docx

Satellite Parameters:


EUTELSAT 7A @ 7 deg East TXP B2 SLOT 2A 12MHz
DOWNLINK FR: 10961.5 MHz POL Y/vertical
SR: 9.875Ms/s FEC: 3/4 Mod: DVBS2 8PSK
SIGNAL: HD 16:9 1080i/50 MPEG4/H264 21.503 Mbps
AUDIO:1 mono
AUDIO:2 mono
For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:
Dominique Detain at tel + 33 685 114 681
Chris Courtenay Taylor at tel + 44 7774 275 951

Please note that Thursday's launch transmission will be on Eutelsat 10A - see separate announcement

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