Posted on March 16, 2017 by Mariangela
Sunrise at midnight
Editor’s note: This post was contributed by Dieter Pikulski, who won the Copernicus Masters GEO Illustration Challenge. Part of his prize was a trip to Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou to witness the launch of Sentinel-2B. If you...
Posted on March 13, 2017 by Honora
Time to head home
With the Sentinel-2B satellite now safely in orbit around Earth, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou spent the weekend packing up to return to Europe. They have been there since the beginning of January and although...
Posted on March 7, 2017 by Mariangela
Sentinel-2B liftoff replay
Watch the replay of Sentinel-2B liftoff from Kourou. http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2017/03/Sentinel-2B_liftoff
Posted on March 6, 2017 by Honora
Kourou team ready for launch
The ESA Sentinel-2B team in Kourou, French Guiana, ready for liftoff.
Posted on March 3, 2017 by Honora
Watch Sentinel-2B launch event live
Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany: follow the event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the Copernicus ‘colour vision’ mission, Sentinel-2. The second in the two-satellite mission, Sentinel-2B, is set...
Posted on March 2, 2017 by Daniel
Sentinel-2B flight dynamics: GREEN for launch!
In case of any delay caused by a technical issue, the next launch window opportunity will only come around 24 hours later.
Posted on March 2, 2017 by Honora
Payload Data Ground Segment GO for launch!
The Sentinel-2 Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) team had a pre-launch meeting at ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) on 24 February. During the briefing, each team member declared the status of their specific system or area...
Posted on March 1, 2017 by Honora
Carnival and training
With just a few days to go before Sentinel-2B is launched into orbit around Earth, activities at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have focussed mainly on the launcher – giving the team a little time to...
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.