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AOS, good separation and solar array deployed.
I like the way how ESA shows the telemetry screen while we wait for it to spike.
 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43926232

Sentinel tracks ships' dirty emissions from orbit
By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent

The new EU satellite tasked with tracking dirty air has demonstrated how it will become a powerful tool to monitor emissions from shipping.
Sentinel-5P was launched in October last year and this week completed its in-orbit commissioning phase.
But already it is clear the satellite's data will be transformative.
 

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http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/06/Restless_Kilauea


Title Restless Kilauea
Released 14/06/2018 3:00 pm
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Fiery lava continues to pour from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. These Copernicus Sentinel-2 images from 23 May, 7 June and 12 June 2018 show the relentless flow of lava and clouds of ash.
 

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19 June 2018
The key to monitoring Earth’s changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?
The answer, for the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission, is to engage in some nifty orbital flying.
Sentinel-3 is a two-satellite mission to supply the coverage and data delivery needed for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-3/Sentinel-3_flies_tandem
 

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11 July 2018
Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.
Launched on 13 October 2017, Sentinel-5P is the first Copernicus satellite dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. It is part of the fleet of Sentinel missions that ESA develops for the European Union’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme managed by the European Commission.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/O...5P/Copernicus_Sentinel-5P_releases_first_data
 

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See #67 above.

The monster Antarctic iceberg A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
For 13 months after breaking away from the White Continent's long peninsula, the trillion-tonne block did little more than shuffle back and forth on the spot.
But now its southern end has swung round almost 90 degrees, indicating the berg has been caught in ocean currents.
The approaching southern summer should only assist its anticipated slow drift northwards, experts say.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45421315
 

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5 October 2018
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on 28 September, destroying homes and hundreds of lives. As the death toll continues to rise, the effects of this natural disaster are far-reaching, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking access food, water and shelter in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Satellite data can be used to support international disaster risk management efforts, such as those in Indonesia. One of the ways in which ESA is contributing to this area is through leading a range of activities in the framework of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Disasters.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/O...ntinel-2/Sentinel-2_maps_Indonesia_earthquake
 

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Title Oil spill spread
Released 10/10/2018 12:36 pm
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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On 8 October 2018 at 05:28 GMT (07:28 CEST), the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission captured its first images of the oil spill from a collision between two ships that had occurred the day before in the Mediterranean Sea, north of the French island of Corsica. This first image shows that the oil slick was about 20 km long. By the evening at 19:21 CEST, however, imagery shows that the slick had lengthened to about 35 km. And 24 hours later, on 9 October at 19:14 CEST, the slick had grown to about 60 km long.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/10/Oil_spill_spread
 

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Sentinel 5P

24 October 2018
With air quality a serious environmental health problem, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is tasked with mapping air pollutants around the entire globe every day. This new mission has been providing data on carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone since July and now other polluting nasties such as sulphur dioxide and formaldehyde have joined the list of data products available to monitor the air we breathe.


http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/O...5P/Copernicus_Sentinel-5P_reveals_new_nasties
 

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Title Paradise lost
Released 21/11/2018 5:40 pm
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Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the state’s most destructive. This animation uses data from different Copernicus Sentinels to show the spread of aerosols and smoke.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/11/Paradise_lost
 

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The scale of the dramatic collapse of the Indonesian volcano that led to last Saturday's devastating tsunami in the Sunda Strait is becoming clear.
Researchers have examined satellite images of Anak Krakatau to calculate the amount of rock and ash that sheared off into the sea.
They say the volcano has lost more than two-thirds of its height and volume during the past week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46707731
 

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Kinda ironic, seeing as this volcano is the successor of Krakatoa... Which lost 2/3 of its above sea level mass back in 1883.

Thankfully, Anak Krakatau is much smaller than its predecessor.
 

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Title Sediment plume at sea
Released 25/02/2019 10:49 am
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The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite captured this true-colour image on 5 February 2019, just three days after heavy rainfall in Rome and the surrounding area of Lazio, Italy. It shows sediment gushing into the Tyrrhenian Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea. The downpour on 2 February led to flooded streets, the closing of the banks of the Tiber River and several roads.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/02/Sediment_plume_at_sea
 

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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/O...nel-1/Sentinels_monitor_converging_ice_cracks

14 March 2019
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.
The Brunt ice shelf is an area of floating ice bordering the Coats Land coast in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.
Using radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission the animation shows two lengthening fractures: a large chasm running northwards and a split, dubbed Halloween Crack, that has been extending eastwards since October 2016. They are now only separated by a few kilometres.
 

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Title Ries crater, Germany
Released 03/05/2019 10:00 am
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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over an area in southern Germany, where approximately 15 million years ago an asteroid crashed through Earth’s atmosphere. The high-speed impact formed what is now known as the Ries crater. Although difficult to spot at first in the image, the result of the impact is actually still visible today.
With a diameter of 26 km, the rim of the crater can be seen as a semi-circle in the image, delineated by dark green forest to the south. The flat ‘crater floor’ is ideally suited for agricultural use and the corresponding fields mark the crater’s extent.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/05/Ries_crater_Germany
 

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0 June 2019
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas pipeline that connects the Urengoy gas field – the second-largest gas field in the world – with Europe.
The Urengoy–Pomary–Uzhhorod pipeline is one of Russia’s main natural gas export pipelines. In order to maintain the pressure and flow over long distances, a series of compressor stations are strategically placed to help push the gas along.
Compressor stations typically run on gas-powered turbines, and their high-temperature combustion usually leads to small quantities of nitrogen dioxide emissions being lost to the atmosphere.
Until now, it has proved difficult to measure trace-gas concentrations over snow-covered regions such as Siberia, northern Europe and Canada, as it has been very difficult to distinguish clouds from snow and ice in the data retrieval algorithms – considering snow and clouds appear equally bright and cold.

www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observin...dots_nitrogen_dioxide_over_Siberian_pipelines
 
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