Vega Rocket Launch for the European Space Agency Carrying Sentinel 2B on Mission VV-09

Arianespace has successfully launched its small satellite launcher on it’s 9th mission carrying the Sentinel 2B Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency’s Copernicus programme, in partnership with the European Commission.

Liftoff occurred at 01:49 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana. Sentinel-2B is the 5th satellite for the Copernicus programme, 2B will be positioned in an opposite orbit of it’s sister Sentinel 2A which launched on a Vega rocket back in June 2015.

Source: ESA

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