There are many potential applications of the Copernicus program, such as agricultural and city planning and co-coordinating rescue and relief efforts (Photo: ESA)
Image of a transect across the northern section of the Antarctic Peninsula – the different colors indicate varying levels of radar reflection (Photo: ESA)
Floodwater emanating from the Zambezi river submerges an expanse of Namibia (Photo: ESA)
Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier as imaged by Sentinel-1A when passing over West Antarctica (Photo: ESA)
ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has returned its first images of Earth from space in its second week of achieving orbit. The satellite, having been launched on Apr. 3, has only recently undergone a complicated maneuver to extend its 10 m (32 ft) solar wings and 12 m (39 ft) radar imaging array.
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