Vega launches second Sentinel 2 satellite – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Vega; Payload: Sentinel-2B; Date: 7 March 2017, 0149 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The first stage separated 1 min 55 sec after lift-off, followed by the second stage and fairing at 3 min 39 sec and 3 min 56 sec, respectively, and the third stage at 6 min 32 sec. After two more ignitions, Vega’s upper stage delivered Sentinel-2B into the targeted Sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite separated from the stage 57 min 57 sec into the flight.

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