Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start
13 January 2017
Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 07 March it's full steam ahead.
On 5 January, the satellite was shipped from ESA's site in the Netherlands – where it had been undergoing testing since June – and arrived safe and sound in French Guiana the following day.
Now in the cleanroom at Europe's spaceport, Sentinel-2B is already on its stand for the start of a seven-week campaign to test and prepare it to be lofted into orbit on a Vega rocket.