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Why can Cryosat's dual antenna “better discern steep slopes” of Antarctic ice than Sentinel-3?

The BBC's Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data explains that earlier problems of missing data near the coasts have been addressed, and though scientists are hopeful, there is ...
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How will the “fleet of small asteroid hunters” proposed by the B612 Foundation & York Space Systems work?

The June 2018 news item in Science To find small asteroids that could hit Earth, private foundation embraces small satellites says: On 10 May, B612 announced a partnership with York Space Systems, ...
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What is the parameter which stays constant at a location for downloading from Sentinel Copernicus Data?

The parameters orbitdirection, orbitnumber, platformname, productclass, producttype etc. seem to be not very useful in identifying a product in sentinel data. I have a product targeting an area - ...
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What are the details required to automate the download of Data products of Sentinel - 1 from Copernicus SciHub?

I want to understand the file name and required parameters which describe a data product so that I can automate the download using the API provided by the Copernicus Sci-Hub. What is the pipeline of ...
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What is the large circular device with a dozen concentric circles on Sentinel 3B?

The Spaceflight Now article Photos: Sentinel 3B satellite prepared for launch from Plesetsk Cosmodrome has of course lots of photos. One of them shows a dish antenna covered with shiny, metallized ...
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How will the corner cube retroreflector array be used on Sentinel 3B?

The Spaceflight Now article Photos: Sentinel 3B satellite prepared for launch from Plesetsk Cosmodrome has of course lots of photos. One of them shows a dish antenna covered with shiny, metallized ...
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Why is Sentinel 3B's dish antenna overwrapped with metallized film?

The Spaceflight Now article Photos: Sentinel 3B satellite prepared for launch from Plesetsk Cosmodrome has of course lots of photos. One of them shows a dish antenna covered with shiny, metallized ...