Sentinel-1

Satellites detect east-west displacements after Italy’s last earthquake

Italy earthquake displacement, August 2016. Image: ESA

Scientists analysis of radar scans from satellites provides new data on the consequences of the earthquake that affected the central part of Italy on October 30th.

Italian experts have used radar imagery from Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to detect considerable east-west and vertical displacements of the ground in areas like Montegallo, Norcia and Castelluccio.

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Contract signed for Development of Sentinel-1B Satellite

Sentinel-1B satellite contract signed

On 17 July 2014, representatives of ESA and Arianespace met in ESA’s headquarters in Paris to sign a contract to build the Sentinel-1B satellite scheduled. Sentinel-1B is to be launched from the European Space Port in French Guiana in early 2016 to join its sister satellite Sentinal-1A as a dual satellite constellation orbiting Earth 180° apart providing complete coverage of the planet every six days.

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Copernicus: EU Parliament paves way for operational phase of Earth Observation Programme

Flood delineation map for Gloucester, UK, created by Copernicus in February 2014

On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation of Copernicus, the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. With the adoption of the regulation, the Copernicus programme is entering the operational phase after years of preparation.

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