Arianespace To Launch ESA’s First Sentinel Satellite

Paris, France (ESA) Dec 17, 2010 ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract for the launch of Sentinel-1A, the first Earth observation satellite to be built for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme. Sentinel-1A is scheduled for launch in December 2012 by a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Weighing about 2300 kg at launch, it will be placed into a Sun-synchronous, circula

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