Earth from Space: Special Edition - Preparing for Europe's Sentinel-3 Launch

Yesterday, we put the satellite (Sentinel-3) into a vertical position and moved it onto the fuelling platform. The team could then proceed with working on the electrical connections so that today it can be switched on. Credit: ESA.

In this special edition, ESA's Sentinel-3 Payload Manager Constantin Mavrocordatos and Spacecraft and Launch Campaign Manager Kristof Gantois join the show to tell us more about the Sentinel-3A satellite and its mission, at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

Sentinel-3A is currently being prepared for launch from the Russian Cosmodrome of Plesetsk on 4 February 2016. Read more in the launch campaign blog: http://blogs.esa.int/eolaunches/.

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