Sentinel-1C Radarsat Put Through Pre-flight Tests

Europe’s next synthetic aperture radar satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-1C, has undergone pre-flight testing at Thales Alenia Space’s facility in Cannes, France.

Those tests include ensuring the satellite will survive the noise and vibrations it will experience during launch and separation from the rocket.

The mechanisms that will deploy the satellite’s two 10-metre-long solar panel wings and 12-metre-long radar antenna have also been tested.

There have also been electromagnetic and radio frequency compatibility tests.

Read more in Spatial Source article.

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