Tag: Copernicus

Satellites: SENTINEL-4

SENTINEL-4 mission is part of ESA’s Copernicus program. SENTINEL-4 was launched in 2019 and is the heaviest of the Copernicus missions at 3,600 kg. Unlike SENTINEL-1 and SENTINEL-2 which orbit at around 700km, this orbits at nearly 36,000 KM in a geostationary orbit. S4, like…

Copernicus: SENTINEL 1 to 6

The European Space Agency, ESA, Copernicus programme has six missions, as of present: SENTINEL-1 Radar satellite, which provides the ability to see at night, through clouds, and provide millimetre accuracy on measuring elevation. SENTINEL-2 Optical satellite with multiple wavelength detectors, primarily for monitoring changes on...

Satellite: SENTINEL-2

SENTINEL-2, part of ESA's Copernicus program, is actually two separate two satellites -  SENTINEL-2A and SENTINEL-2B.  S-2A was launched on June 23rd, 2015 and 2B was launched two years later on March 7th, 2017.  Both 2A and 2B are optical satellites, with multiple wavelength detectors,...

Satellite: ESA SENTINEL-1

COPERNICUS AND SENTINEL-1  - BACKGROUND With the ambitious aim of creating a better understanding of the Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) started the Copernicus program – “Europe's eye on the earth”. This was much more than just collecting high-quality data, this was about providing...