Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth Image copyrightESAImage captionOne of the big attractions of 2B and the other Sentinels is the free and open data policy One of the key spacecraft in Europe’s new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme has launched from French Guiana. Sentinel-2B carries a large camera to image all land surfaces and coastal waters in visible and infrared light. It joins an identical spacecraft, Sentinel-2A, already in orbit. The duo will be flown on the same path but 180 degrees apart so that they can provide…

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Elon Musk Eyes January 8 For SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk Eyes January 8 For SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk Eyes January 8 For SpaceX Launch Elon Musk’s SpaceX has recovered from its major launch fail in September 2016. The incident destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and a commercial communications satellite. Following extensive investigations into the cause of the explosion, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. stated that January 8 would be the ideal date to resume rocket launches. However, final test results are still pending. For Iridium Communications Inc to get a green signal on launching 10 of their next generation rockets, they would need an approval from the…

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