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Successful Launch for Sentinel-3A


The Sentinel-3A logo applied to the rockot fairing. Photo from:


Congratulations to the European Union (EU), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) on the successful launch of the European Union’s‪ Sentinel‬-3A satellite, which will be operated by ESA and EUMETSAT as part of the EU’s Copernicus programme.

As stated in the NASA Spaceflight news article, “Sentinel-3A uses a multi-spectral optical mission that provides sea/ land colour data and surface temperatures and an altimetry mission contributing to the determination of the sea surface, ice surface, and in-land water topography.”

Learn more about Sentinel-3A and its many applications on the ESA website