Copernicus programme

EEA and ESA strengths cooperation on Earth Observation and environmental monitoring

French Riviera processed through infrared spectral channel, one of the first images captured by Sentinel-2A satellite (Image: ESA)

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on July 15 between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in order to share scientific expertise and technical data in the fields of

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Copernicus satellite Sentinel-2A ready for launch

Sentinel-2A in the cleanroom at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana (Image: ESA/F. Gascon)

The European Copernicus programme is ready to launch its second satellite on 23 June.

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e-GEOS will provide satellite maps for Copernicus emergency management

Yvette storm in Southeast Europe and Balkans in 2014 (Image: NASA)

The European Commission has awarded a contract worth 12 million Euros to e-GEOS, to provide satellite maps for emergency management.

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ESA's Sentinel-3A is now complete

Sentinel-3A in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

ESA has recently announced that its satellite Sentinel-3A is now fully formed, after 18 months of careful assembling.

The satellite is expected to be launched at the end of 2015. It will join in orbit Sentinel-1A, launched on April 2014, and Sentinel-2A, to be launched in spring 2015.

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ESA announces the beginning of Sentinel-1A operational life

Flood delineation map provided by Sentinel-1A

The European Copernicus Programme's first satellite Sentinel-1A has officially entered the operational phase on 6 October. Sentinel data are available to all users.

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Contract signed for Development of Sentinel-1B Satellite

Sentinel-1B satellite contract signed

On 17 July 2014, representatives of ESA and Arianespace met in ESA’s headquarters in Paris to sign a contract to build the Sentinel-1B satellite scheduled. Sentinel-1B is to be launched from the European Space Port in French Guiana in early 2016 to join its sister satellite Sentinal-1A as a dual satellite constellation orbiting Earth 180° apart providing complete coverage of the planet every six days.

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Air quality monitoring satellite Sentinel-5P one step closer to launch

Sentinel-5 Precursor

On 27 May 2014 Europe’s Copernicus programme Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite passed an important milestone on its mission to monitor global air quality and provide data on trace gases and aerosols. The satellite platform built in the UK by Airbus Space and Defense was reported as ready for the installation of the ultraviolet to shortwave infrared imaging spectrometer.

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European Commission Copernicus Programme: Call for expressions of interest

Copernicus Programme

The European Commission is calling for expressions of interest for the “Copernicus Expert Group”. The Group has been established in order to provide the Commission with independent assessment of the Copernicus program status and evolution.

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Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from the Copernicus programme, including data from the Sentinel satellites.

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