When fully integrated, the fairing of Vega VV05, carrying Sentinel-2A, is then transported to the launcher assembly area at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 11 June 2015.
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