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Sentinel 2B

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-013A

Description

The Sentinel-2 mission is a land monitoring constellation of two satellites that provide high resolution optical imagery and provide continuity for the current SPOT and Landsat missions.

The mission provides a global coverage of the Earth's land surface every 10 days with one satellite and 5 days with 2 satellites, making the data of great use in on-going studies.

The satellites are equipped with the state-of-the-art MSI (Multispectral Imager) instrument, that offers high-resolution optical imagery.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-03-07
    Launch Vehicle: Vega
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

    Funding Agency

    • European Space Agency (International)

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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