Sentinel Services for Agriculture

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22/02/2017

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ESA

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Sentinel-2B will be launched by a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport, French Guiana.

Lift off is scheduled at 01:49 GMT (02.49 CET) on 7 March, 22:49 on 6 March in Kourou.

It will join its sister satellite Sentinel-2A and the other Sentinels part of the Copernicus programme, the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date.

Sentinel-2A and 2B will be supplying ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus and together they can cover all land surfaces once every 5 days thus optimising global coverage and the data delivery for numerous applications.

The data provided by these Sentinel-2 satellites is particularly suited for agricultural purposes, such as managing administration and precision farming.

ESA is currently working with the European Commission and National stakeholders to understand the full range of opportunities Earth Observation can contribute in particular to modernize and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy.

This video shows how agriculture benefits from the use of the Sentinel data in the Czech Republic.

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