Posted on February 20, 2017 by Kelsea
Sentinel-2B in the launch tower
Two weeks before liftoff, Sentinel-2B is in position high up in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. On Saturday, the upper composite carrying the Sentinel-2B satellite was taken from the integration facility to...
Posted on February 17, 2017 by Daniel
Participant list nearly complete
During the open application period ending 1 February, we received some 275 valid applications from 47 countries on all continents (except Antarctica, of course).
Posted on February 16, 2017 by Honora
Sentinel-2B sealed from view
The team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have now said “au revoir” to the satellite they have spent years building and testing as it was encapsulated in the Vega rocket fairing. The fairing will not...
Posted on February 14, 2017 by Daniel
Green for Sentinel-2B liftoff
All systems – the spacecraft, the launcher and the ground segment – and the teams are ready to support Sentinel-2B launch on 6 March, at 22:49 Kourou time.
Posted on February 7, 2017 by Honora
The process of fuelling the Sentinel-2B satellite is underway. This is an extremely hazardous and delicate task so it’s only the fuelling experts, wearing special suits, allowed anywhere near the satellite at this time. This milestone task...
Posted on February 1, 2017 by Honora
Sentinel-2B moved for fuelling
The Sentinel-2B satellite is now ready to be fuelled and has been moved to a different part of the launch site for this hazardous task. This involved lifting the satellite off its trolley and placing it within...