Sentinel-2A

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

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.

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Additional Media

Arianespace Flight VV09 / Sentinel-2B

FLIGHT VV09: ARIANESPACE USES VEGA TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH THE SENTINEL-2B SATELLITE FOR EUROPE’S COPERNICUS PROGRAM Arianespace has successfully launched the...

Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B

FLIGHT VV09: ARIANESPACE USES VEGA TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH THE SENTINEL-2B SATELLITE FOR EUROPE’S COPERNICUS PROGRAM Arianespace has successfully launched the...

Arianespace Flight VV09 / Sentinel-2B

Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B satellite for the European Commission within the scope of a contract with the European Space Agency (ES...

Sentinel-2B liftoff

Replay of the Sentinel-2B liftoff on a Vega launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET) on 7 March 2017. Sentinel-2B is the se...

Vega

Family: Vega
Configuration:

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    29.9 m
  • Diameter
    3.025 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.6 m
  • Launch Mass
    137000 T
  • Thrust
    2974 kN
Family
  • Name
    Vega
  • Family
    Vega
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vega
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $37000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1450 kg

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 138 Failures: 7 Pending: 38

Agency Type: Commercial

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.

INFO WIKI

Kourou, French Guiana

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