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Happy birthday Envisat

Sat, 03 Mar 2012

Envisat's birthday was nicely flagged by NASA EOID....at 10 years old it is doing pretty well and is required to remain in service until the Sentinel range of satellites (part of the GMES programme) become fully operational. Envisat is a big bugger of a satellite..... claimed to be the largest ever EO satellite launched (26m long) it weighs in at an impressive 8.5t and carries 10 science instruments, including the flagship radar ASAR and super-spectral MERIS (useful summary at Wikipedia).

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