Tag Archives: radar

A week of checks

We’ve spent the last days dedicating our time to completing the satellite’s ‘stand-alone functional tests’, most of which are now done. This included very detailed checks to make sure the synthetic aperture radar instrument works correctly. For...

Close up in the cleanroom

With yesterday’s arrival of Marco Cesa, Adriano Carbone and Paul Snoeij, our ESA team is growing. They managed a really good look at the Sentinel-1A satellite in the cleanroom, which was nice. Thales Alenia Space has finished...

Sentinel-1A launch campaign begins!

Marking the beginning of ESA’s next launch campaign for an Earth observation mission, the Sentinel-1 satellite and its support equipment arrived safely in French Guiana yesterday. Over the next weeks, we will be preparing this new radar...