On April 3rd, Sentinel-1 will be launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on a Soyuz launcher. The radar mission is the first of the Copernicus programme, providing an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery for Copernicus user services.
Copernicus Monitoring the Earth
Environmental information is of crucial importance. It helps to understand how our planet and its climate are changing, the role played by human activities in these changes and how these influence our daily lives. To face these issues EU and ESA have developed an Earth observation programme called Copernicus, previously known as GMES, Global Monitoring for Environment and Security.
Interview with Josef Aschbacher:
Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, Josef Aschbacher, Head of Programme Planning and Coordination Service for ESA's Earth Observation programmes, joins the show to discuss the first satellite mission being launched for the Copernicus programme, Sentinel-1.