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Sentinel 1B lifted off on a Soyuz rocket flight VS14 from Europe’s Spaceport

Sentinel-1B lifted off on a Soyuz rocket flight VS14 from Europe’s Spaceport.
Sentinel-1B will join its identical twin Sentinel-1A launched two years ago.
Both satellites carry an advanced radar.
Satellites images Earth’s surface through cloud and rain regardless of day or night.
Orbiting 180° apart, global coverage and data delivery are optimised for the environmental monitoring Copernicus programme.
The mission provides radar imagery for a multitude of services and applications to understand changing planet.
Satellites have been developed by university student teams through ESA’s Fly Your Satellite.