Vega VV05, carrying Sentinel-2A, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 June 2015.
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
Credit: ESA–M. Pedoussaut, 2015
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