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25 February 2014
The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3 April.
Its launch will mark a new shift in Earth observation, focusing on operational missions to support users for decades to come.
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The S3VT call is open to relevant and interested groups and individuals worldwide; group responses are particularly welcome.
Interested users may - at any time - submit proposals for the use of Swarm validated Level 1b and Level 2 data through a dedicated interface.
05 March 2014
With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand exactly where these gases come from and how they disperse in the atmosphere. A recent field campaign has shown that a potential new satellite could provide the answers.
CarbonSat is one of the two candidates for ESA's eighth Earth Explorer satellite.
Using the unique spectroscopic fingerprint of carbon dioxide and methane, the mission aims to image these two strong greenhouse gases at very high resolution. The mission would lead to a better understanding of the sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane.