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  • Europe’s Earth-observing Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space debris

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 1st, 2016

    The European Space Agency (ESA) reported its Earth-observing Sentinel-1A satellite was apparently hit by a space particle Aug. 23. The tiny speck of space debris struck one of the spacecraft’s solar panels, causing a small power reduction and slight changes in Sentinel-1A’s orientation and orbit.

  • ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite launched to image the Earth

    James TuttenApril 3rd, 2014

    Just a few hours after United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket thundered off the pad in California, Arianespace successfully launched the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite on top of a Soyuz STA rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. Launching on time at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST), marks the first installment of Sentinel satellites that […]