Sentinel-1A: Ready for LEOP and Commissioning
Torres, Ramón; Løkås, Svein; Geudtner, Dirk; Bibby, David; Østergaard, Allan; Navas Traver, Ignacio; Davidson, Malcolm; Di Cosimo, Gianluigi; Paul, Snoeij

Sentinel-1A, the first component of the GMES Space Segment developed by the European Space Agency, is ready for launch.
This paper presents the activities in place to deliver a full functional and well performing satellite to the mission operations phase. It shows from the preparation tasks already completed, the current status of activities at the launch campaign, the sequence of in-orbit operations planned during the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) and gives the notion of the activities planned for the Commissioning Phase.
It also presents to the future Sentinel-1 data users the simulated data that have been generated, in advance of the operational phase, for their familiarization and preparation to it.