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Farmers to benefit from ESA-BASF collaboration

10 February 2017

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With farming an exacting science, ESA and the world's leading chemical company, BASF, have joined forces to see how data from satellites can best serve the agricultural community.

Through a collaboration agreement and in close partnership with farmers, the aim is to translate satellite imagery and data into digital tools and services.

Satellites, in particular the fleet of Copernicus Sentinels, offer a valuable source of information for digitally-based crop management.

This new agreement will make it easier for farmers to plan everyday tasks more efficiently.

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First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser

 12 June 2017

With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
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The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.