The hardware delivered to Finmeccanica in Florence, Italy, are two Black Body Sub-systems for the Sea and Land Surface Radiometer (SLSTR) instrument; one of these will provide Black Body calibration for SLSTR on board the next Sentinel-3 mission, Sentinel-3B. The first successful launch of the Copernicus programme, Sentinel-3A was on 16 February 2016 and SLSTR has been carrying out thermal land and sea measurements since April 2016.
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