Sentinel-5P Atmospheric Monitoring Satellite Rides into Orbit atop Converted Ballistic Missile

A Russian ICBM-turned-space-launch-vehicle lifted off from a remote Cosmodrome north of Moscow on Friday, boosting into orbit a satellite joining the world’s largest environmental monitoring constellation.

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Photos: Sentinel-5P Satellite Assembly & Testing

The Sentinel-5P atmospheric monitoring satellite finishes assembly and testing for launch in 2017 to act as a gapfiller mission, ensuring a critical atmospheric data record remains uninterrupted for climate research and operational applications such as pollution monitoring.

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Sentinel-2B enjoys smooth Orbital Delivery atop Vega Rocket to join Europe’s Copernicus Fleet

Vega – the smallest in Europe’s line of launch vehicle – lit up the night skies over the edge of the Amazon on Monday, thundering off to lift the newest member in the Copernicus constellation to orbit, taking the pulse of an ever-changing planet with a series of active observation posts circling the Earth.

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Sentinel-2B Earth-Observation Satellite ready for Nighttime Liftoff atop Vega Rocket

Europe’s Copernicus Earth Observation Constellation will welcome its newest member Monday night when the Sentinel-2B satellite blasts off from the Guiana Space Center atop a Vega Rocket, blazing into orbit to cut in half the revisit time for multispectral images.

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Sentinel-1B completes critical Deployments, VS14 Secondary Payloads tracked in Orbit

The Sentinel-1B satellite – set to complete the radar pair in the Copernicus satellite constellation – successfully spread its wings in orbit, deploying its solar arrays and 12-meter long radar antenna as part of its critical three-day Launch and Early Operations Phase.

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Soyuz lifts Sentinel-1B Radar Satellite to Orbit, Fregat Stage completes long Multi-Orbit Flight

A Russian-built Soyuz rocket topped by a Fregat Upper Stage lifted off from French Guiana on Monday on a long mission to deliver Europe’s Sentinel-1B environmental monitoring satellite, the French MicroSCOPE fundamental physics experiment satellite, and three small CubeSats from European universities into custom orbits .

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Soyuz set for Multi-Orbit Mission with Sentinel-1B Radar Satellite & MicroSCOPE Physics Experiment

A Soyuz rocket stands tall at its equatorial launch site in French Guiana for liftoff on Friday with the Sentinel-1B radar satellite to join Europe’s Copernicus satellite constellation dedicated to Earth observation.

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Sentinel-3A Earth Observation Satellite rides into Orbit atop Russian Rockot Booster

A Rockot launch vehicle rumbled into the night sky over Russia on Tuesday, lifting into orbit Europe’s Sentinel-3A satellite, joining the Copernicus Earth Observation Program as the constellation’s most heavily instrumented satellite launched to date.

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Europe’s Sentinel-3A Multi-Function Earth Observation Satellite ready for Liftoff atop Rockot

Europe’s Copernicus Earth Observation Satellite Constellation is looking forward to its next addition on Tuesday when the program’s most comprehensive satellite to date rumbles into orbit atop a converted Soviet-era ballistic missile.

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Sentinel-1A Satellite delivers first Radar Images of Earth

The newly launched Sentinel-1A satellite has returned the first images acquired with its high-fidelity radar system. Sentinel-1A is making good progress in its commissioning phase that will prepare the satellite for regular acquisition of high-resolution and calibrated radar images for release through the European Commission’s Copernicus program.

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