Image - Sentinel-3 - Launch

EUMETSAT is preparing to exploit the Copernicus satellite on behalf of the European Union

After the launch of Sentinel-3A, EUMETSAT is preparing to exploit the Copernicus satellite on behalf of the European Union

Image - Sentinel-3 - Launch
Image - Sentinel-3 - Launch

After today’s successful launch of Sentinel-3A, EUMETSAT is preparing to exploit the Copernicus satellite on behalf of the European Union, in cooperation with ESA.

Last Updated

02 November 2020

Published on

16 February 2016

Under the Copernicus agreement it signed with the European Commission on 7 November 2014, EUMETSAT will be the operator of the Sentinel-3A satellite and will deliver its marine mission on behalf of the European Union, in cooperation with ESA. 

EUMETSAT will take over operations of the Sentinel-3A spacecraft in five months from now, upon completion of the ESA-led in-orbit commission phase, and will process Sentinel- 3 marine data and products at its Sentinel-3 Marine Centre for real time delivery to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service and end-users.

Sentinel-3 is the second of five Copernicus missions to be operated by EUMETSAT, the first being the cooperative Jason-3 marine and climate mission launched on 17 January of this year.
 

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