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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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