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The European Space Agency's (ESA'S) Copernicus earth observation mission is about to take flight, with the agency yesterday revealing that the program's first satellite is undergoing final tests before its launch later this year. Previously known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) project, Copernicus is …

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Err, about Sentinels 2, 3, and so on -

Sentinel-2 has left the drawing board (which of course was never used anyway, more of a CATIA workstation, or several) long behind and is already in manufacturing (at least the first two satellites of it). So is Sentinel-3.

For Sentinel-4 and -5, the plan is that they'll just be instruments hitching a ride on upcoming weather satellites.

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Re: Err, about Sentinels 2, 3, and so on -

All the people of Earth are surrounded by Sentinels! I can hear the phone ringing.......

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the sentinels with protect us from the X-Men

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