Sentinel-3B Land & Ocean-Sensing Satellite Delivered to Orbit by Russian Rockot Booster

Europe’s Copernicus Earth Observation Constellation welcomed its seventh member on Wednesday after the Sentinel-3B ocean- and land-sensing satellite received a smooth ride to orbit atop a Russian ballistic-missile-turned-space-launcher.

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Sentinel-3B Satellite to Join Copernicus Constellation via Launch on Rockot Booster

Europe’s Copernicus satellite fleet is gearing up for the arrival of its next addition on Wednesday with a Russian Rockot booster set to blast off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 17:57 UTC with the Sentinel-3B multi-function satellite.

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