Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 12 June. Carrying a multispectral imager, Sentinel-2A is set to give us a new perspective of our land and v...
Calling all photographers!13 April 2015
Calling all photographers!13 April 2015 For the launch of Sentinel-2A, ESA is inviting you to take part in a photo contest focusing on the theme of ‘colour vision’. Enter for a chance to win a trip to ESA’s operations centre for the satellite’s launch event.
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015 Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth’s vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to t...