ESA’s Vega VV05, carrying Sentinel-2A, is all set for launch, at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
The second satellite in Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport on 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST; 22:52 local time on 22 June).
Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide-swath, high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation. The second in the two-satellite mission – Sentinel-2B – is being prepared for launch in 2016.
For more information on the mission, visit www.esa.int/sentinel2