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Sentinel-3

February 16, 2016

Sentinel-3: A New Window on the Changing State of Our Oceans

Climate change is much discussed, says Dr Simon Keogh of the Met Office, and to inform the conversation the Met Office uses historical scientific data including sea-surface temperature records, based on data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) series of satellite instruments. These instruments, designed and built in the UK, provided accurate infrared measurements

February 10, 2016

Sentinel-3 Family Grows

The signature of a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission was celebrated by ESA and Thales Alenia Space of France at an event in Paris yesterday. Sentinel-3 is based on a constellation of two satellites to systematically measure Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large-scale

October 16, 2015

Sentinel-3A Ready for Shipment to Launch Site

Before the latest satellite for Copernicus is packed up and shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia for launch at the end of the year, the media and specialists were given the chance to see this next-generation mission centre-stage in the cleanroom. Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art instruments, Sentinel-3 is set to play a key

December 8, 2014

Sentinel-3 Fully Formed

Dec. 4, 2014—For more than 18 months, engineers have been carefully piecing together the many components that make up ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite. Now hosting an array of instruments to provide a wealth of information about Earth’s oceans and land, the satellite is complete, standing proud for testing. Scheduled for launch at the end of 2015,