Earth Observation Mission News
First views of Earth from Sentinel-3A
02 March 2016
Just two weeks after launch, the latest Sentinel satellite has offered a taster of what it will provide for the EU's Copernicus programme.
Sentinel-3A's very first image, captured at 14:09 GMT on 29 February, shows the transition from day to night over Svalbard, Norway.
As well as showing the snow-covered archipelago, the image also details Arctic sea ice and some cloud features.
Image credit: Copernicus data (2016) - First image from Sentinel-3A