LAUNCHES


Arianespace wins contract to launch Sentinel-1C


(07 Apr 2022) The European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission, and Arianespace have signed a launch contract for the third radar satellite in the Sentinel-1 mission, Sentinel-1C.

The launch is scheduled in the first half of 2023 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Sentinel-1C is part of Copernicus, a joint European Union and European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Observation programme.

Arianespace has been awarded a launch contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of the European Commission, to launch Sentinel-1C in the first half of 2023 on Vega-C. The satellite, weighing around 2.3 metric tons, will be placed in a Sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude around 690 km.

Reference: Arianespace PR

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