ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins16 March 2017 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017 Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.
Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched07 March 2017 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.
Dressed to thrill03 March 2017
Dressed to thrill03 March 2017 Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff next week.
Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff02 March 2017
Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff02 March 2017 With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017 Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.