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Sweden signs up for Sentinel data

10 June 2015

With the second Copernicus-dedicated Sentinel satellite less than two weeks away from launch, ESA and Sweden have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data.

The Sentinel family of satellites is being developed to meet the operational needs of Europe's environment monitoring programme, Copernicus. Following the launch of Sentinel-1A in April 2014, the next in the series of satellites, Sentinel-2A, is scheduled for launch on 23 June.

The Sentinel-2 mission will provide 'colour vision' for Copernicus, with data being used to monitor plant health, changing lands, inland water bodies and the coastal environment, and support disaster mapping.

Data from the Sentinel satellites and contributing missions to Copernicus are freely accessible for Copernicus Services, as well as to scientific and other users.

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