Sentinel-2

Applications: Generation of generic land cover maps, risk mapping and fast images for disaster relief, generation of leaf coverage leaf chlorophyll content and leaf water content.

Operator: ESA

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 10m

Widest swath width: 290km

Number of Bands/Modes: 13

Launched: Apr 2015

Nationality: EU

Revisit Interval: 12 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name
Parameters Measured 1~0.44um, 2~0.49um, 3~0.56um, 4~0.66um, 5~0.70um, 6~0.74um, 7~0.78um, 8~0.84um, 8b~0.86um, 9~0.94um, 10~1.38um, 11~1.61um, 12~2.19um
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose The mission is dedicated to the full and systematic coverage of land surface (including major islands) globally with the objective to provide cloud-free products typically every 15 to 30 days over Europe and Africa. To achieve this objective and to provide high mission availability, a constellation of two operational satellites is required, allowing to reach a 5-day geometric revisit time. The revisit time with only one operational satellite as it will be the case at the beginning of the deployment of the system is 10 days. - In comparison, Landsat-7 provides a 16-day geometric revisit time, while SPOT provides a 26-day revisit, and neither of them provides systematic coverage of the overall land surface.
Applications The mission is dedicated to the full and systematic coverage of land surface (including major islands) globally with the objective to provide cloud-free products typically every 15 to 30 days over Europe and Africa. To achieve this objective and to provide high mission availability, a constellation of two operational satellites is required, allowing to reach a 5-day geometric revisit time. The revisit time with only one operational satellite as it will be the case at the beginning of the deployment of the system is 10 days. - In comparison, Landsat-7 provides a 16-day geometric revisit time, while SPOT provides a 26-day revisit, and neither of them provides systematic coverage of the overall land surface.
Data Cost and Access Public - Free and Open Access
Start Date of Collection 2015-04-01
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 10
Frequency of Collection {12.0}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact catapult@sa.catapult.org.uk
Lineage Sentinel-2 is a multispectral operational imaging mission within the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) program, jointly implemented by the EC (European Commission) and ESA (European Space Agency) for global land observation (data on vegetation, soil and water cover for land, inland waterways and coastal areas, and also provide atmospheric absorption and distortion data corrections) at high resolution with high revisit capability to provide enhanced continuity of data so far provided by SPOT-5 and Landsat-7.
Additional Information N/A