Vega • Sentinel-2B

Next satellite planned as support for ESA Copernicus program. Sentinel-2B manufactured by EADS Astrium is observation satellite based on AstroBus-L bus and designed to operate from 786 km SSO orbit for at least seven years. Launched on atop of Arianespace Vega rocket it will gather data on oceans and climate changes. It weighs 1130 kg and is powered by two deployable solar arrays and onboard batteries; main onboard system is Multispectral Imager with coverage of 290 km, 10-20 m spatial resolutionand 13 optical channels.