langue en Airbus Defence and Space - 27/03/2014

Sentinel 1 - Episode 1 of the Copernicus programme

The Copernicus programme's space component is based on 'Sentinel' satellites 1, 2 and 3, and the on-board instruments for Sentinel missions 4 and 5.Sentinel 1 comprises two radar imaging satellites which will transmit unprecedented around-the-clock imagery of environmental events (forest fires, landslides, receding ice sheets, etc.).

It will also be used to assist the emergency response services when disasters strike. Sentinel-1A is scheduled for launch in April 2014, followed by Sentinel-1B one year later.