The SpaceRobotics.EU team has unveiled its latest creation: a detailed scale model of the Sentinel-1 satellite from the European Space Agency (ESA). The impressive replica, crafted with millimeter precision, underscores SpaceRobotics.EU‘s commitment to excellence in space engineering and the promotion of cosmic exploration.
The Sentinel-1 satellite is a cornerstone of the ESA‘s Copernicus program, designed for terrestrial and oceanic monitoring and has been in polar orbit since April 2014. Equipped with an advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Sentinel-1 provides a clear and precise view of the Earth’s surface day or night, even in adverse weather conditions.
This satellite plays a crucial role in environmental surveillance, emergency management, and civil security. Its ability to observe in all weather conditions and during darkness makes it an invaluable resource for monitoring events such as floods, earthquakes, and oil spills, contributing to the protection and well-being of humanity.
The scale model of Sentinel-1, meticulously designed by the SpaceRobotics.EU team, captures the essence and complexity of this sophisticated satellite. Details such as deployed solar panels, SAR antenna, and other technical elements have been accurately recreated, offering an impressive visual representation of modern space engineering. This model also serves as a valuable educational tool to inspire future generations of scientists, and SpaceRobotics.EU aims to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), promoting the continuous development of space exploration and understanding our vast universe.
SpaceRobotics.EU once again collaborates on this project with the ESA, leveraging its expertise to create a scale model that will serve as an educational, outreach, and presentation tool. The team offers a wide range of designs accessible to all users, allowing for variability in model scale, from small centimeter-sized models to large exhibits for scientific outreach events. They also accept requests for custom designs through an online contact form.