Earth Observation Mission News
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
14 September 2017
With lift-off set for 13 October, engineers at Russia's Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe's next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.
The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at Plesetsk in northern Russia for almost two weeks. So far, it has been taken out of its transport container, positioned for testing and engineers have started ticking off the jobs on the long 'to do' list.
Image credit: ESA - Sentinel-5P being lifted into position.