Airbus delivers third radar for Copernicus´ Sentinel-1 mission with a world premiere

Airbus has finished the third instrument for the Sentinel-1 satellite series. It features a world premiere of a new separation mechanism which will help avoid space debris. The C-band radar for the Copernicus Sentinel-1C satellite, is now on its way to “meet” its spacecraft at Thales Alenia Space facilities in Rome, Italy, where it will undergo integration and testing. The satellite is scheduled for launch in the first half of 2023. The C-band radar beam the instrument produces can determ…

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Airbus delivers third radar for Copernicus´ Sentinel-1 mission with a world premiere