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Sentinel-1A launch team at ESOC on L-1 day. Credit: ESA/J. Mai

Mission control team at ESOC today

After the final preflight briefing held at 12:00GMT today at ESOC, the Sentinel-1A Mission Control Team gathered with the extended ‘team of teams’ that support launches for the traditional team photo. During the briefing, each team presented...

Fabulous: Metop-B imaged in orbit

A fabulous new photo was acquired yesterday by Marco Langbroek, an amateur astro-photographer living in Leiden, NL. Marco’s done some excellent work in the past couple years, capturing images of ATV, Envisat and Phobos-Grunt. Now? It’s Metop-B! Thanks, Marco, for sharing! (Click on photo for full size) Marco wrote: Hi Daniel, Attached a picture I took this evening, in a partly cloudy sky, of ESA’s new MetOp-B satellite launched on September 17th. In the picture, it is passing through Lyra (brightest star is Vega). Near the right end of the MetOp-B trail, you can see a very faint second trail going diagonally up (if you look very carefully). That is an old...