DISCUSSION: During the day on Monday, history was made all the way down in French Guiana. This historic day was marked by the launch of the Sentinel-2B satellite which is joining the Sentinel-2A satellite as well to make for some cutting-edge research company several miles above the surface of the Earth. The purpose of this newest satellite is to constantly monitor various aspects of Earth as part of the European Union's Copernicus environmental monitoring program. As explained in much greater detail in the following video found in the link below, this satellite will hep contribute to the global advanced satellite revolution which was recently boosted by the United States as of late November of 2016. That being accomplished with the deployment of the GOES-R (or GOES-16) satellite which is already revolutionizing the way in which operational forecasting will be able to forecast and generate timely and efficient warnings for various weather and weather-related hazards. Much in the way GOES-R is already revolutionizing weather forecasting and future weather research, Sentinel-2B will similarly be revolutionizing both satellite-based monitoring and observations of the environment and many details thereof. To learn more about this historic satellite launch, click on the following link!
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