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Livas brings aerosols and clouds under one roof

17 April 2014

In Greek mythology, Aeolus was 'keeper of the winds' and ruled over a number of gods, each responsible for a particular wind - one of which was Livas who blew from the southwest. Today, Livas is giving a helping hand to ESA's ADM-Aeolus and EarthCARE satellite missions.

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First radar vision for Copernicus

16 April 2014

Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe's ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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Copernicus Masters seeks new ideas for satellite data

10 April 2014

The fourth annual Copernicus Masters competition is just around the corner. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data can be submitted starting on 15 April.

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Testing Sentinel's radar vision

08 April 2014

Two days after launch, the first Sentinel satellite for Europe's Copernicus programme has passed its initial instrument checks and technical verifications of the ground segment.

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Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine

04 April 2014

Following its launch on 03 April 2014, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings.

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Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite

03 April 2014

The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.

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Sentinel-1 ready for launch

03 April 2014

With Sentinel-1A now sitting atop its Soyuz rocket, liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana is set for today at 23:02 CEST (21:02 GMT).

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Dress rehearsal final step prepares for Sentinel-1

02 April 2014

A full 'dress rehearsal' involving teams on both sides of the Atlantic took place yesterday, marking the last major step in training teams for the Sentinel-1A lift off on 3 April.

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Last look at Sentinel-1

01 April 2014

As preparations for the launch of the first satellite for Copernicus continue on track, the team at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana has said farewell to Sentinel-1A as it was sealed from view within the rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST) on Thursday.

Sentinel data free and open for pre-registration

31 March 2014

In anticipation of the launch for Sentinel-1A, the European Space Agency is pleased to announce the possibility for users to pre-register for online access to Sentinel data.

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