The first satellite in the two-satellite-mission, Sentinel-2A, is going to be launched this night. The launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 June is set for 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST). A Vega launcher is going to take the satellite into space.
For everybody who is interested in the lunach:
ESA is going to broadcast the event in a webstream that will begin at 01:00 GMT (03:00 CEST) and end at 04:00 GMT (06:00 CEST). A number of the key players in the mission will present on preparing the satellite for launch and discuss its benefits and applications.
The Sentinel-2 mission is part of the Copernicus, a program for terrestrial observations in support of services such as forest monitoring, land cover changes detection, and natural disaster management.
The Sentinel-2 mission consists of optical satellites (Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B). The satellites will have a spatial resolution of 10, 20 and 60m, depending on the bands and the field of view, the swath of view will be up to 290km covering the earth from 56°S up to 84°N and will revisit the equator every 5 days under the same conditions. ESA is following an open data policy.