Speaking at the Sentinel 5P launch event in was Jo Johnson, the UK’s minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation. Johnson tried to reassure those in attendance that Sentinel 5P is not the UK’s final contribution to large EU-funded space projects such as Copernicus, Galileo and the Space Surveillance and Tracking program (SST). Credit: Twitter/@JoJohnsonUK
An ESA artist's concept of a Rockot launcher carrying the Sentinel-5P Earth-observation satellite to orbit. Credit: ESA
Sentinel-2B lifts off on a Vega launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 01:49 GMT on March 7. Credit: Stephane Corvaja/ESA
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Sentinel-2A being encapsulated in Vega fairing. Credit: ESA