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June 18, 2015
Sentinel-2A satellite ready for Launch from Kourou
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jun 17, 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 led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The Copernicus Sentinels supply remote sensing d ... read more

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