Sentinel mission control taking shape
29 June 2012
While industrial partners build the first Sentinel satellites, experts at ESA are developing and testing vital mission control systems for engineers to operate the craft once in orbit.
The Sentinels will contribute to the operational needs of the European Commission's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
As the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date, GMES will provide accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve environmental management, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.