Artists impression of ESA's Sentinel 1A satellite fully unfurled (Image: ESA/ATG medialab)
The Sentinel 1A satellite was launched from Europe's Kourou Spaceport, French Guiana, on April, 3rd (Photo: ESA–S. Corvaja)
Each Sentinel satellite will work in tandem with another in a constellation, feeding data as a part of the Copernicus mission (Photo: ESA–S. Corvaja)
Having achieved a successful launch the Sentinel 1A satellite will orbit the Earth 639 km above the planet's surface (Photo: ESA/CNES/Arianespace)
ESA has released compelling video footage displaying the ascent of its Sentinel 1A satellite as viewed from external cameras mounted on the Soyuz Fregat launch vehicle which carried it into orbit.
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