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Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

...the Sentinel-2A craft is about to be joined by its twin, Sentinel-2B, which will complete the pairing that will cover all Earth's land surfaces, large islands, and inland and coastal waters every five days.
Sentinel-2B will be lofted into orbit by a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET) on 7 March, and teams at ESA's mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, will be watching closely.

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Green for Sentinel-2

On Monday this week, 30 days before the scheduled launch of Sentinel-2B, flight director Pier Paolo Emanuelli reported that the 'ground segment' - the hardware, systems and networks used on Earth to control the satellite in orbit - is 'green' for launch.
Liftoff is scheduled for 7 March at 01:49 GMT on a Vega rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. The mission control team at ESA's mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, will take over control of Sentinel-2B about 58 minutes later.

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Join us for #SENTINEL2GO Launch

Be a part of Europe's Earth observation revolution: apply to join top Earth experts at the Sentinel launch SocialSpace on 6-7 March in Darmstadt, Germany.
We are inviting social media users to apply to join us for the launch of the second Sentinel-2 satellite at ESA's mission control in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start

Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it's full steam ahead.
On 5 January, the satellite was shipped from ESA's site in the Netherlands - where it had been undergoing testing since June - and arrived safe and sound in French Guiana the following day.
The Sentinel-2 mission is designed as two satellites working in tandem - Sentinel-2A has been in orbit since June 2015.

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Farewell to Sentinel- 2B

Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernicus programme.
At an event held at ESA's site in the Netherlands - where the satellite has been undergoing testing since June - ESA and Airbus Defence and Space project managers gave journalists an overview of how the satellite was built and tested, and its numerous benefits.
 
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