Sentinel-2A launch event at ESOC
Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany: follow the event to celebrate the launch of the first satellite for the Sentinel-2 ‘colour vision’ mission.
The first in the two-satellite mission, Sentinel-2A, is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST).
During the event at ESOC, a number of the key players in the mission will present on preparing the satellite for launch and discuss its benefits and applications.
The live webstream will begin at 01:00 GMT (03:00 CEST) and end at 04:00 GMT (06:00 CEST).
Programme (all times in GMT):
01:00 Welcome addresses by representatives from ESA, the European Commission and the German government
01:20 Status check and introduction to Europe’s Spaceport
01:25 All about Sentinel-2: the hardware, the data, the science
01:40 Live broadcast from French Guiana
02:00 Moderated discussion with a panel of Sentinel-2 data users
02:20 Q&A about the mission operations, EDRS and the Copernicus programme
02:40 Live broadcast from French Guiana: status check
03:00 Live broadcast from French Guiana: status check
03:30 Press conference
04:00 End of live coverage from ESOC