Launched on 25 April from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has produced its first images only two hours after the radar was switched on - a record time for a space radar.

We are pleased to publish the first Annual Report describing the data access towards the Copernicus dedicated Sentinel Missions operated by ESA on behalf of the European Union.

Following liftoff on 25 April from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has opened its large solar wings and radar antenna.
The second Sentinel-1 satellite - Sentinel-1B - was launched today to provide more 'radar vision' for Europe's environmental Copernicus programme.
The Sentinel-5 Precursor Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Documents (ATBDs) for the operational Level 1b and Level 2 processors are now available in the Document Library.
A final, full rehearsal has confirmed that teams at ESA's mission control are ready for tomorrow's launch of the Sentinel-1B radar satellite.

Images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are being used to monitor aquaculture in the Mediterranean, in another example of the mission's contribution to food security, as fisheries become the main source of seafood.

With just two days to liftoff, the next Sentinel for Europe's environmental monitoring programme is now poised high in the launch tower at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
In the past five years, Copernicus Masters has selected 39 winners out of more than 1200 applicants from 60 countries, who submitted some 700 cutting-edge business ideas.
With rigorous training complete, satellite operations teams are ready to assume control of Sentinel-1B - and for any problems that might come along.

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