Sentinel-1 arrival at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana
The European Space Agency reported on 25th February that its Sentinel-1A radar satellite had arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3rd April. Its launch will mark a new shift in Earth observation, focusing on operational missions to support users for decades to come.
Sentinel-1 being unloaded
This first mission carries an advanced radar sensor to image Earth’s surface
through cloud and rain and regardless of whether it is day or night.
Sentinel-1 will be carried by the Soyuz rocket into space