Earth Observation Mission News
Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images
09 May 2018
Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.
The very first image, captured on 7 May at 10:33 GMT (12:33 CEST), shows the transition between day and night over the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. The satellite also captured swirls of sea ice off Greenland on the same day. Another in this first set of images offers a rare cloud-free view of northern Europe.
Image credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by EUMETSAT - Antarctic sunset from Sentinel-3B