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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sentinel-2B Satellite Ready for Launch from Kourou – Copernicus´ ‘Colour Vision’ Gets its Second Eye

Friedrichshafen – Sentinel-2B, Europe´s next Copernicus satellite is being readied by engineers from Airbus for a 7 March 2017 lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

First Copernicus Accelerator Bootcamp

40 pioneering entrepreneurs, 31 mentors and representatives of the European Commission and the European Space Agency gathered in Madrid on 24 and 25 October 2016 for the initial bootcamp of the first Copernicus Accelerator. The new business coaching programme, funded by the European Commission, will accelerate the market entry of innovative space applications and products

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

European Commission Launches Copernicus Accelerator

To speed up the user uptake of the European Union’s Earth observation programme Copernicus, the European Commission’s Copernicus Accelerator will now foster the development of commercial space applications and products. Tremendous amounts of data from space – especially the kind produced by Copernicus – present countless opportunities, and are becoming an increasingly common component of

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Europe’s SpaceDataHighway Relays First Sentinel-1 Images Via Laser

ESA unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s world-leading laser technology in high orbit. The two images were taken by the radar on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A over La Reunion Island and its coastal area. The first was scanned in a high-resolution mode, the second in a wide-swath mode that

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Sentinel-3a Successfully Launches for Ocean and Land Monitoring Mission

The third ESA-developed satellite carrying four Earth-observing instruments was launched today, ready to provide a ‘bigger picture’ for Europe’s Copernicus environment programme. The 1150 kg Sentinel-3A satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk, Russia, at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET; 20:57 local time) on 16 February. After a first burn starting about

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Doubling Radar Vision of Earth

Following a contract signed with Arianespace today, the second Sentinel-1 satellite is now set to join its identical twin sister in orbit in early 2016, optimising the mission’s global coverage to manage the environment and improve everyday lives.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

FieldSense Wins at Space App Camp

After one week of intense teamwork at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC and ESA BIC Noordwijk facilities in the Netherlands, the 20 developers from 11 countries participating in the Space App Camp presented their apps to the other participants and a jury of representatives from ESA, the European Commission, and the project’s consortium. From the