The launch of the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 is getting closer!!! 🎉🥳 (A #Sentinerd Thread 🛰️🛰️🛰️)

Where will you be watching?

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #SociallyDistantSentinerds

Later tonight is the launch of #Sentinel6 (3:47 AM my local time). I've been learning so much following the lead up of this amazing multi-agency project, so excited!

#seeingtheseas #Sentinerd #Space4Climate

Some accounts to follow (this one) & the ⬇️

Want to catch up? Here are a few resources! Like this article about the top ten must-know facts about the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6➡️…

#seeingtheseas #Sentinerd

and a thread with a few interviews about the project⬇️
You can also read more about the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 on @esa's website➡️… and on @NASA's here➡️

#seeingtheseas #Sentinerd #Space4Climate

& grab a 'passport' for tonight⬇️
There has been so much entertaining content released for the lead up to the @CopernicusEU #sentinel6 launch. Too much to choose from to just have one favourite. Drop a link, share to help highlight some of the amazing content from this project! #seeingtheseas #sentinerd
I really enjoyed all the Q & A's about the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 project like this one @eumetsat! So many have been held across social media platforms (& in different languages!) It's so cool the experts took the time to answer the questions!

#seeingtheseas #Sentinerd ImageImage
Also, content in multiple languages! Like this Q & A hosted by @ESA_EO, a series of enjoyable panels conducted a few weeks ago in different languages (English, French, German & Italian respectively).

#seeingtheseas #Sentinerd

Watch all here⬇️…
There are also so many interviews with amazing people on the #Sentinel6 project, like this one with @NASA's Shannon Statham, Integration Test Engineer! Which interviews have you watched?

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #WomenofSTEM #WomeninEngineering
My assistant Marionette will be joining me to watch the launch (pictured below playing during our lunch break). Who will you be watching the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 launch with?

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #SociallyDistantSentinerds #Sentinerd Image
These are the amazing humans who bring the launch content we all look forward to 😍

BTW- Heads up #SociallyDistantSentinerds there is a transmission starting soon!!! Check it out⬇️

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #Sentinerd

I personally think the @CopernicusEU #sentinel6 looks like a puppy. What does the #Sentinel6 look like to you? According to @BBCAmos it looks like a kennel 🤣


#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #Sentinerds

@CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 launch is getting closer 👀If you start brewing now, a good strong cuppa will be ready in time for the launch. Tune to ESA TV➡️ or FB➡️

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #Sentinerds

While that liftoff looked amazing, (replay below) and there is more to come, indicated below, I am exhauasted so I'm going to get some sleep. I look forward to seeing the replay later on today 😍🥰❤️🛰️

They acquired the signal of @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 from the North Pole Satellite Station in Alaska

And here is the replay if you missed the launch. Thank you to everyone who followed my coverage, I'll be adding cool things I find over the week to this thread I come across that's related to #Sentinel6 fun or news.

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #SociallyDistantSentinerds
Something fun is this great cake from @HayleyEversKing. You get to check out the cake and you get to learn something about the Altimetry instruments⬇️

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #SociallyDistantSentinerds


Another instalment about the cake by @HayleyEversKing. You get to check out the cake and you get to learn something about the radio occultation⬇️

#seeingtheseas #Space4Climate #SociallyDistantSentinerds


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