Veg­gie Ob­ser­va­tions

Air & Space Smithsonian - - Chatter -

ESA’S SEN­TINEL-2A just sent back its first im­ages, in­clud­ing this one, of Italy’s Po Val­ley in in­frared (at left). The Earth ob­server will be used mostly for crop yield pre­dic­tions and for­est mon­i­tor­ing; it can also track lake and coastal pol­lu­tion, as well as mon­i­tor floods and land­slides. Sen­tinel-2b will launch in late 2016.

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