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17 June 2015
Defence and Space

Sentinel-2A satellite ready for Launch from Kourou

Vega launcher preparation before launch  with Sentinel-2A satellite from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana

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 data of the Earth to deliver key operational services related to environment and security.

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