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From ESA’s mission control in Germany, watch the replay of the #Sentinel2Go event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the Sentinel-2 ‘colour vision’ mission
The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana
The Sentinel-2A satellite shows us where its twin, Sentinel-2B, will be launched from tonight – its last stop before space
Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter opens its solar wing
Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff next week.
Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Germany: follow the event leading up to the launch of Sentinel-2B. Streaming begins at 00:30 GMT (01:30 CET) on 7 March
Follow the Sentinel-2B launch live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March. Streaming begins at 01:30 GMT (02:30 CET), with liftoff scheduled at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET)
Our week through the lens:
27 February - 3 March 2017
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A false-colour image of Botswana’s Central District, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme
With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Join us Friday, 3 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image over Botswana
ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.
ESA and NASA space telescopes have made the most detailed observation of an ultra-fast wind flowing from the vicinity of a black hole at nearly a quarter of the speed of light.