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Copernicus Sentinel-1 to the rescue
13 December 2019
While two explorers were having problems cruising the ice across the North Pole on skies, due to bad weather and complications with equipment, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites lent a hand to guide rescuers through the maze of ice and water to save the day.
Norwegian Borge Ousland and Swiss Mike Horn had been skiing across the North Pole for the past 3 months, planning to reach the ice edge north of Svalbard. Problems with equipment and weather put them in a tough position, and they were running out of supplies.
Source: Sentinel Online
Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)/processed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute - Copernicus Sentinel-1 mosaic of the sea ice north of Svalbard