How a Weather Satellite Gets Ready To Go To Space

Luckily for Sentinel-3a, there’s no bags to pack, no TSA, 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 16th. 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.