Sentinel-3A in Orbit

On February 16, 2016, a Rockot launcher lifted off from the Russian space center in Plesetsk, carrying the Sentinel-3A earth-observing satellite into orbit at an altitude of 800 km. The tasks of the satellite, developed under the leadership of Thales Alenia Space, include measuring the temperature and topography of the ocean surface. Sentinel-3A is one of a series of satellites that will be launched into space until around 2020 for the European environment monitoring program, Copernicus. Copernicus transmits valuable environment measurement data to various private and public institutions.

Code Generation with dSPACE TargetLink

To ensure that Sentinel-3A works reliably for years, it needs powerful software that monitors and controls all onboard systems, especially the position and orbit control systems. The code generator dSPACE TargetLink played a particularly important role in the development of the satellite software. TargetLink paved the way for a very effective workflow, for example, by clearly separating responsibilities, providing a clear flow of information, and making all work steps traceable.


More information:

Video of the launch

ESA website about Sentinel-3

Article from dSPACE Magazine 1/2013

혁신을 추진하세요. 항상 기술 개발의 동향을 주시해야 합니다.

저희 전문 지식 서비스에 가입하세요. dSPACE의 성공적인 프로젝트 사례를 확인해 보세요. 시뮬레이션 및 검증에 대한 최신 정보를 받아보세요. 지금 바로 dSPACE 다이렉트(뉴스레터)를 구독하세요.

Enable form call

At this point, an input form from Click Dimensions is integrated. This enables us to process your newsletter subscription. The form is currently hidden due to your privacy settings for our website.

External input form

By activating the input form, you consent to personal data being transmitted to Click Dimensions within the EU, in the USA, Canada or Australia. More on this in our privacy policy.