Photos: Sentinel-5P Satellite Assembly & Testing

The Sentinel-5P atmospheric monitoring satellite finishes assembly and testing for launch in 2017 to act as a gapfiller mission, ensuring a critical atmospheric data record remains uninterrupted for climate research and operational applications such as pollution monitoring.

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Impressive Photos of Vega’s Nighttime Blastoff from South America

Europe’s Vega rocket blasted off from the ZLV launch site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:49 UTC on March 7, 2017, racing into the night skies over the space base to lift the Sentinel-2B satellite into orbit for the European Copernicus Program tasked with the collection of complete, timely and accurate Earth observation parameters.

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Photos: Vega Rocket Assembly for Sentinel-2B Launch

The ninth Vega rocket to blast off from the Guiana Space Center undergoes assembly at the ZLV launch complex in preparation for liftoff with the Sentinel-2B satellite, set to join Europe’s Copernicus satellite fleet tasked with capturing a comprehensive set of Earth observation parameters for a variety of applications.

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Photos: Sentinel-2B undergoes final Pre-Launch Checks

Europe’s Sentinel-2B satellite undergoes final checkouts at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands prior to shipment to the Guiana Space Center for liftoff atop a Vega rocket to join the Copernicus satellite fleet tasked with collecting a comprehensive set of Earth observation parameters for application in a variety of areas.

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Photos: Soyuz blasts off from French Guiana with Sentinel-1B Radar Satellite

Finally lifting off on its fourth launch attempt, a Russian-built Soyuz rocket successfully carried Europe’s Sentinel-1B satellite into orbit on Monday ahead of a four-hour secondary mission to deliver the French MicroSCOPE satellite and three University CubeSats.

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