A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images
15 March 2017
Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the 'colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite's first acquisition began over the Baltic Sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe, ending in northern Libya.
The data were relayed in real time to the Matera ground station in Italy, where the images were then processed.
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