Sentinel-3A Launch Prep Image Gallery
published during a waxing gibbous moon.


According to ESA’s blog post today, all of the final preparations for Sentinel-3A’s upcoming launch have been made. The satellite had been in storage in its transport container over the three-week Christmas break, but was taken out on January 15th in order to resume the launch campaign. The satellite will soon be shipped to the Russian Cosmodrome, where it will be carried aboard a Rockot, a converted SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missile. Liftoff is planned for February 4th, 2016.

Read more about Sentinel-3A here.