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Sentinel-5P sealed from view

04 October 2017

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As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT.

Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK.

These tests have made sure that everything is in good working order so that this new satellite will deliver measurement of air quality.

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Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood

15 September 2018

Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding.

Sentinel-1 maps Florence hurricane flood

With lives and property at risk, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was standing by ready to map the floods to help relief efforts.