What’s so special about Sentinel-2B?

What’s so special about Sentinel-2B?

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The Sentinel-2A craft will be joined by its twin, Sentinel-2B on March 7

Sentinel-2B will be lifted  into orbit by a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Completing the pair, Sentinel-2B will cover Earth’s land surfaces, large islands and inland and coastal waters every five days

This will be the fifth Sentinel satellite that goes into space under ESA.

Sentinel-2B is designed for a mission of at least seven years.

The Sentinel-2 mission is a land monitoring constellation of two satellites

First satellite of the mission, Sentinel-2A has been in orbit since June 2015.

The mission provides high resolution optical imagery for the current SPOT and Landsat missions.

Sentinel-2  provides a global coverage of the Earth’s land surface every 10 days with one satellite and 5 days with 2 satellites.

Sentinels are equipped with the state-of-the-art Multispectral Imager instrument.