Sentinel-2 is a crucial component of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus programme, designed to monitor the Earth's surface with a comprehensive and reliable imaging system. This satellite constellation is composed of two identical satellites, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B, working in tandem to provide consistent and high-resolution Earth observation data.

The Sentinel-2 mission focuses on capturing optical imagery of the Earth, acquiring data across 13 spectral bands ranging from visible to infrared wavelengths. This multi-spectral capability enables scientists, environmentalists, and other stakeholders to study a wide range of Earth's phenomena, including land cover changes, vegetation health, coastal areas, and inland water monitoring.

Satellite details:

  • Instrument: Multispectral
  • Resolution: Four bands (VIS-NIR) have a resolution of 10 m, six bands (SWIR) of 20 m and three bands (for atmospheric applications) of 60 m.
  • Revisit time: 5 days on the equator using both satellites

Product typeInstrumentSpatial RangeTemporal RangeType of Access
L1CMSIWorldJul 15 - PresentIAD
L2AMSIWorldJul 15 - PresentIAD