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Sentinel-3 Flies tandem

19 June 2018

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The key to monitoring Earth's changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?

The answer, for the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission, is to engage in some nifty orbital flying.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA/S3MPC/ACRI-ST - Tandem in images

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