Sentinel 2A, the new satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus, was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on 23 June 2015 at 01:52 GMT. It separated from the stage into flight 54 minutes after the launch, its solar panel has already been deployed but it will only begin its missions in three or four months.
An agreement has been signed between the Australian CSIRO research institute and the European Space Agency (ESA) which will allow Australia to get access to European satellitedata, while ESA would benefit from Australia’s research expertise during joint projects on space technology and applications.
Sweden has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the management and access to data provided by Sentinel satellites, called "Understanding for the Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation", which aims to facilitate Sentinel data exploitation in the Nordic country.
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The conference is dedicated to Eastern European Copernicus users and service providers Participants will learn about the latest achievements towards developing a fully operational monitoring system for our environment and security, as well as the benefits this European flagship programme can bring to European economy, society and our daily life.
Collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) has initiated a project working to improve the uptake of Copernicus data by Local and Regional Authorities (LRA) with a series of thematic workshops.