Vega | Sentinel-2B

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the Sentinel-2A mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Mar 6th, 2017, 8:49 PM EST from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Sentinel-2A

Sentinel-2 is the second mission for Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme. It's a satellite constellation of two identical spacecrafts, Sentinel-2A and -2B. Both carry an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation.

Sentinel-2B

Sentinel-2 is the second mission for Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme. It's a constellation of two identical satellites, Sentinel-2A and -2B. Both carry an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of land and vegetation.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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