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A glimpse of future GMES Sentinel-1 radar images

02 August 2012

A new campaign marks an important step in preparing for how data from the Sentinel-1 European Radar Observatory will be used for applications such as land-cover mapping and crop management. Sentinel-1 is the first of the five missions that ESA is developing for the GMES initiative.

Sentinel-1 is a constellation of two C-band radar satellites that will provide continuous all-weather, day and night imagery for use in a range of diverse services - from marine and land monitoring to emergency services needed immediately following disasters from natural events, as well as those resulting from human activity.

Currently, the initial Sentinel-1 satellite is envisaged to launch at the end of 2011 and will be the first mission dedicated to providing Earth observation data for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative.

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