Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Sentinel-2B Prepared for Liftoff

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This timelapse video shows Sentinel-2B satellite, from final preparations to liftoff on a Vega launcher, flight VV09, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on 7 March 2017.

ScienceCasts: NASA Embraces Small Satellites

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NASA is embracing small satellite designs, from tiny CubeSats to micro-satellites. These miniature marvels are providing many ways to collect science data and to demonstrate new technologies.

Ascend – Obstacle management solution

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Ascend XYZ in Denmark has developed a service to help airports to comply with airside safety regulations. The service uses satellites and aircraft combined with smart web-based software to record and monitor potential obstacles that encroach on restricted zones at airports and therefore pose a risk to flight safety. This project was supported within ESA's ARTES Applications programme.

Arianespace Successfully Launches Sentinel-2B

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Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B satellite for the European Commission within the scope of a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).