Posts tagged as progress update

Sentinel-6A ocean satellite completed and ready for testing

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite Copernicus Sentinel-6A, and which will over the next six months undergo an extensive series of tests to prove its readiness for space. It is scheduled to be launched in November 2020. The satellite will carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography. It will measure its distance to the […]

Cabinet mulling land reform recommendations

Cabinet is still considering the findings and recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, 22 August 2019. “Cabinet still needs to consider the findings and recommendations of the panel, after which it will be able to pronounce on the implementation of this report,” he said. […]

Satellites to measure sea-level under construction

Taking measurements of the height of the sea surface is essential to monitoring sea level rise – and the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission is on the way to do just this. The mission will be a constellation of two identical satellites that are launched sequentially. Over the next decade, the Copernicus Sentinel-6A and then Sentinel-6B satellites […]