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29.06

Last night marked the end of Sentinel-2A's first three days in space, during which the teams on the ground working around the clock to ensure the spacecraft is ready for its 'colour vision' mission.

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2A satellite lifted off on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:52 GMT on 23 June (03:52 CEST; 22:52 local time, 22 June).

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29.06

The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A – was launched on 23 June, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

The 1.1 tonne satellite was carried on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 04:52 Romania time.

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23.06

The European Space Agency (ESA) today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, at which point the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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16.06

An ESA project focuses on exploiting satellite radar data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management.

The Danube River Delta in Romania covers more than 4 180 sq km. It plays an important role in local water supply and is a local haven of biodiversity.

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15.06

Sentinel-2A is set for launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 23 June at 04:52 Romania time (22 June, 22:52 local time) aboard a Vega rocket, making it the second satellite in orbit for Europe's Copernicus programme, which is headed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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