The Sentinel-1 satellite of the European Space Agency delivered its first images. As UN-SPIDER reported, the satellite was launched successfully on 3 April. The mission is the first of ESA’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Though not yet fully operational, first images are offering a glimpse into the satellites capabilities. After conclusion of the calibration phase, Sentinel-1 will start its operational phase in the next couple of months.
The Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes, Volker Liebig, commented, “We are in very early days of the satellite’s life in orbit and ground segment operations, but these images certainly demonstrate the caliber of data this advanced radar mission will bring from its different imaging modes, and how it will provide essential data for Copernicus services to benefit us all.…more