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Sentinel-2A Vega launch: Latest from Kourou

Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 | 15:00 - 15:30 GMT | 17:00 - 17:30 CEST

Type: ESA TV News

Format: 16:9

On 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST 23 June; 22:52 local time 22 June) Sentinel-2A will be launched from Europe's Space port in French Guiana on top of a Vega.  This will be the second Sentinel satellite for the  Copernicus Programme for global monitoring environment and security, managed by the European Commission in partnership with ESA.

This feed contains the latest images of the preparation of Sentinel-2A and Vega Launcher at the Centre Spatial Guyanais. It contains interivews in English, French, German and Italian with managers of these programmes from ESA, Arianespace and Airbus Defence & Space. 

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Satellite Parameters:

EUTELSAT 7B @ 7 deg East TXP B1 SLOT 1E (6MHz)
DOWNLINK FR: 10982.5 MHz POL X/horizontal
SR: 4.9373 Ms/s FEC: 3/4 MOD: DVBS2/8PSK PILOT: On ROLL-OFF: 0.20
SIGNAL: HD 16:9 1080i/50 MPEG4 (H264) 4:2:0 DR: 10.7514 Mbps
Audio 1: mono English
Audio 2: mono French

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