December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015 — Online access to Sentinel-2A optical data is now available. The free, full and open data policy adopted for the Copernicus programme foresees access available to all users for the Sentinel data products, via a simple pre-registration. Who needs to register: Registration is open to all users via simple on-line self-registration accessible
July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 — From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe’s new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the ‘colour vision’ mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe. Launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 23 June, Sentinel-2A is the second satellite in orbit for Europe’s
June 30, 2015
The European Space Agency’s successful launch of Sentinel-2A on June 23, 2015, has been followed by a successful first phase of commissioning. The 1.1-ton satellite carries a high-resolution optical payload that will capture color images as part of Europe’s Copernicus environmental-monitoring program.
June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015—Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite’s first acquisition began in Sweden and made a strip-like observation
June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015—Sentinel-2A, Europe´s next Copernicus satellite in Space, is being readied by engineers from Airbus Defence and Space, the world´s second largest space company, for a 23 June 2015 lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2A will be the second satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme
June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015—As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-2A continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana has said farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST; 22:52 local time on 22 June).
June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015—The second satellite in Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST 23 June; 22:52 local time 22 June). Fuelling of the satellite was completed yesterday at the launch site. An ESA and industry advisory board meeting over the past
April 9, 2015
April 9, 2015 — Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth’s vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to the launch site. This final deployment test marks the
March 17, 2015
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced its Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite has completed testing and is preparing for launch on June 12, 2015. The agency plans to launch two of the optical Earth observation satellites, with a revisit every five days at the equator and every 2-3 days at mid-latitude.