Date: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 | 07:30 - 08:10 GMT | 08:30 - 09:10 CET
Replay: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 | 18:00 - 18:40 GMT | 19:00 - 19:40 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
The latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite, Sentinel-6 is ready for final testing.
Designed and built to chart changing sea level, this is the first of two identical satellites that will orbit Earth consecutively, continuing the time series of sea level measurements that started with ocean topography missions in the 1990s.
This mission is of vital importance as records show that global sea level has been rising since 1993 and that this rise is even accelerating.
In light of climate change, the safety of people and the wellbeing of our planet, we need to monitor the sea level very closely.
Sentinel-6, which will take on this task, is a collaboration between ESA, the European Commission, EUMETSAT, NASA and NOAA.
Its launch is currently planned end of 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force base in California, USA.
This A&B-Roll shows Sentinel 6 in Ottobrunn IABG cleanroom, it includes interviews with:
Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth observation programmes, ESA in English and German
Pierrik Vuilleumier, Sentinel-6 Project Manager, ESA in English and French
Guido Levrini, Copernicus space segment programme manager, ESA in English and Italian.
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.