May 7, 2014

New satellite images of the Netherlands

Filed under: Photography,Science by Orangemaster @ 3:10 pm


This image over the coast line of the Netherlands is one of the early radar scans taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite, launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 3 April, which is said to be able to provide imagery under any weather conditions, day or night.

You can see Amsterdam on the centre-right side of the image, and in the lower part there’s Rotterdam, with its huge port extending to the left. As well, “Sentinel-1’s radar will also be used for monitoring changes in agricultural land cover – important information for areas with intensive agriculture like the Netherlands”.

(Link:, Photo: ESA)

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April 29, 2008

Dutch student satellite makes it into orbit

Filed under: Science by Orangemaster @ 7:55 am

The students at the Delft University of Technology have done something cool again: they’ve launched a satellite from India. A rocket carrying 10 satellites, including the students’ Delfi-C3, was launched from the Sriharikota space centre in southern India. Former air and space travel student Joost Elstak says the first contact with the satellite was made just after lift-off. “So, we know it’s working,” he explains. The satellite is only 30 cm long and not much bigger than a carton of milk.

The rocket is also carrying student satellites from Denmark, Japan, Germany and Canada.


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