EU Successfully Launches 5th Satellite of Copernicus Observation Program (Download PDF)


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EU launched the fifth satellite of the Copernicus observation program. It is multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to provide speedy images of land, oceans, and waterways. Satellite will cut the time of imaging the earth by half. The program is aimed at improving the life of EU communities by providing near-real-time global environment data.

EU Successfully launches 5<sup>th</sup> satellite

EU Successfully launches 5th satellite

EU Successfully launches 5th satellite


  • Launch of the Copernicus project became especially urgent after Europe lost contact with its Earth observation satellite envisat in 2012 after 10 years.
  • First satellite of Europe has planned seven-member network.
  • This satellite launched in April 2014.
  • European Union and the ESA have committed funding of more than 8 billion euros ( $9 billion) to it until 2020.
  • It will join its twin Sentinel-2A, which has been in orbit since 2015.

List of Sentinel satellite:

List of Sentinel satellite

List of Sentinel Satellite

List of Sentinel satellite

About Sentinel-2B Satellite:

  • European optical imaging satellite that was launched on 7 March 2017.
  • Two satellites will orbit 488 miles (786 km) above Earth on opposite sides of the planet.
  • Satellite carries a wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands.
  • They will provide more up-to-date images and at higher resolution than the available ones.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 20, 2017


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