Sentinel-1 satellites will carry radar instruments to monitor conditions on the Earth’s surface. The satellites will monitor and map a wide variety of terrain and phenomena, such as vegetation and agricultural crops, oil slicks, icebergs, flood areas and subsidence. ESA plans to launch the first Sentinel 1 satellite next year, followed by a second satellite a few years later.
July 13, 2012 11:43 AM PDT
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