Sentinel-3 satellite – what it’s all about

Sentinel-3 satellite

Sentinel-3 satellite, with SLST at the top covered in black plastic to stop dust getting inside

Professor Martin Wooster has been involved with the preparations for the forthcoming launch of the European Space Agencies first Sentinel-3 satellite, currently scheduled to take place from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on 10th October 2015 via a Rokot launch vehicle, a redesigned Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and a true example of ‘swords into plough shears’ technology. The primary mission of the 1.25 tonne Sentinel-3 satellite is to provide highly accurate, regular and operationally available information about the state of Earth’s land and oceans, and also to some extent Earth’s atmosphere.

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