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Browse, plot and download CryoSat products with VtCryoSat

14 February 2017

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VtCryoSat is a new ESA tool developed by VisioTerra (France) in order to easily browse and download CryoSat products through an interactive and graphical web interface.

The tool is freely accessible and does not require any installation. VtCryoSat uses a web browser to display profiles of CryoSat's geophysical parameters on a virtual globe, including numerous plot options, as well as the capabilities of exporting and downloading the corresponding products.

VtCryoSat requires few bandwidth and computational resources. It operates with all operating systems and mobile devices and works with the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.

The VtCryoSat tool is available here.

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First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser

 12 June 2017

With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
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The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.