Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 | 07:30 - 07:35 GMT | 08:30 - 08:35 CET
Replay: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 | 17:00 - 17:05 GMT | 18:00 - 18:05 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure sea-level rise and ice thickness, is being presented at the IABG space test centre in Ottobrunn, near Munich, Germany, this 15 November, before it is further tested and prepared for launch in late 2020.
Copernicus is headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with ESA. The EC, acting on behalf of the European Union, is responsible for the overall initiative, setting requirements and managing services. Eumetsat will operate the satellite and generate and deliver the products. NASA and NOAA are contributing the microwave radiometer, the Laser retroreflector and the GNSS-RO receiver. Airbus has the industry lead on the project, with IABG responsible for the testing of the satellite.
This B roll shows the satellite in preparation in Ottobrunn with some graphics of Sentinel 6 working on orbit.
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Overview4
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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.