Astronomy News

Sentinel-3B Nears Completion

Sentinel-3B being readied for a launch hopefully in early April 2018.

ESA – The Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite at Thales Alenia Space’s premises in Cannes, France. Carrying a suite of cutting-edge instruments, the Sentinel-3 satellites have been designed to measure Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large-scale global dynamics. The mission also provides essential information in near-real time for ocean and weather forecasting.

Image: ©ESA–S. Corvaja