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Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

07 March 2017

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The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

The 1.1 tonne satellite was carried into orbit on a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:49 GMT on 7 March (02:49 CET; 22:49 local time, 6 March).

Source: ESA

Image credit: ESA-Stephane Corvaja - Sentinel-2B liftoff

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