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Tue Feb 16 2016
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Sentinel-3A

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM EST

(February 16, 2016 at 5:57 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM EST

(February 16, 2016 at 5:57 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM EST

(February 16, 2016 at 5:57 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • Sentinel-3A is the first in a pair of earth observation satellites developed by ESA to provide near real time data for the GMES Program. Sentinel-3A contains a temperature scanner, colour instrument and altimeter for monitoring the sea and land. The satellite focuses on providing accurate data about the oceans and in addition also provides information about wildfires and vegetation.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    133/3 (133L)