24 Apr 2016

launch of Sentinel-1B

Sentinel 1B
Ouverture des portes du portique, vue du lanceur 
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Happy_faces_-_FYS!_2016_CubeSat_teams_ready_for_integration_node_full_image_2Kourou's Jupiter control room as launch approached. ESA CubeSats/Fly Your Satellite! and Sentinel-1B teams at the CGS spaceport's controls.

The launch of Sentinel-1B provides an opportunity for the three education CubeSats to get a ride into space. They were developed by teams of university students through ESA Education's ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ programme in collaboration with European universities. The other satellite that is piggybacking a ride is Microscope from the French space agency, CNES.

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