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Sentinel-1 Launch

Satellite Applications Catapult

Friday, 4 April 2014 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Sentinel-1 Launch

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Sentinel Launch Ended Free  

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ESA's Sentinel-1A radar satellite is due for launch at 22.00 GMT on 3 April. Its launch will mark a new shift in Earth observation, focusing on operational missions to support users for decades to come.

The European Space Agency and Satellite Applications Catapult will be showing the launch replay and, together with Airbus Defence & Space, will be presenting the most important aspects of the Copernicus programme on Friday 4 April, starting at 11am at the Catapult.

Registration is required but open to all. 


11:00  Arrival

11:05  Welcome, Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

11:10  Earth Observation - Good for the earth and business, Ian Downey and Ren Capes,         ESA/Catapult

11:30  Sentinel - 1 : the project, Stephen Briggs, Senior Advisor Earth Observation Programmes, ESA

11:40  Replay of the launch sequence

11:45  Telecommunications for more powerful services, Martin Agnew, EDRS Service Design Authority, Airbus Defence and Space

12:00  Closing remarks, celebration drink, Magali Vaissiere, Head of ECSAT and Director of Telecommunications, ESA

13:00  Close

Copernicus will be the anchor customer to ESA and Airbus's Space Data Highway: the European Data Relay System. EDRS is designed to transmit information between low Earth orbiting satellites and users, by using innovative laser communication technology from its position in geostationary orbit.

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Please be informed that during the event, some official pictures may be taken. By replying to this invitation, you give your consent to be photographed and you give the authorisation to ESA to use and/or publish, for its communications purposes, any picture showing your image. Should you disagree, please do state it in writing.

Do you have questions about Sentinel-1 Launch? Contact Satellite Applications Catapult

When & Where

Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building, Fermi Avenue
Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QR Didcot
United Kingdom

Friday, 4 April 2014 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. It helps organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and brings together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.


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