back to article ESA's all-seeing space eye captures momentary sunshine over Britain

The newly launched Sentinel-3B satellite has snapped its first shots of home, delighting boffins back on Earth. The latest addition to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus programme was launched on 25 April from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome and successfully placed in orbit. Less than two weeks later, scientists have got …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What? The EU hasn't the UK off from these satellites too?

    1. frank ly Silver badge

      I think that the data from ESA satellites like this is made public after ESA members get first research dibs on it.

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        "I think that the data from ESA satellites like this is made public after ESA members get first research dibs on it.

        ...and no one in the UK was asked to vote on leaving ESA so there's no reason the UK, as an ESA member, should be denied access to data we paid for in our membership dues.

        1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
          Coat

          nul points

          ...and no one in the UK was asked to vote on leaving ESA so there's no reason the UK, as an ESA member, should be denied access to data we paid for in our membership dues.

          And the same goes for Royaume Uni and the membership of the EBU - which does mean that we will have to keep finding no hope acts to send to the Eurovision Song Contest.

          Incidentally, Eurovision 2018 is 2 days away.

  2. ElectricFox
    Alien

    As man had succumbed to the martians...

    so our land now succumbed to the red weed....

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      Or the British Empire

      has made a sudden comeback.

  3. arctic_haze Silver badge

    Red Dawn upon Britain

    This should be the actual The Reg title.

  4. Martin Budden

    Sunshine in Britain?

    Pics or it didn't... oh.

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