Video: Luckily for Sentinel-3a, there's no bags to pack and expensive satellites only fly first class. Sentinel-3a is the first of three planned Earth observation satellites that will be focused on measuring weather variation and oceanic changes. It launched from Plesetsk, Russia and made it to space without a hitch on February 16. If you look up at the sky and wave it probably won't see you, because you're not a cloud or an ocean, but its the thought that counts. Here's some footage of the liftoff to assuage your unrequited satellite love.
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