Sentinel-2

Free medium resolution 10 m optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide. The collection contains data from 2017 to the present.


Overview

Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation mission from the Copernicus programme of the European Space Agency. It provides free imagery acquired by the twin constellation Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B at a combined revisit rate of 5 days anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2017. See more on the marketplace.

A Sentinel-2 image

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeCatalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolution10 m (medium)
20 m (medium)
60 m (low)
Bit depth per pixelAcquired at 12-bit and converted to 16-bit in imagery products
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (GeoTIFF)
  • Metadata (GeoJSON, JSON, XML)
  • Masks (GeoTIFF)
  • Indexes (GeoTIFF)
  • Visuals (GeoTIFF)
  • Thumbnails (JPEG)

Processing levels

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeMono
OrbitSun-synchronous, at 786 km
Catalog refresh rateEvery 5 days

Spectral bands

SpecificationDescription
Band data10 m:
  • Band 2: 490 nm (blue)
  • Band 3: 560 nm (green)
  • Band 4: 665 nm (red)
  • Band 8: 842 nm (near-infrared)
20 m:
  • Band 5: 705 nm (vegetation red edge)
  • Band 6: 740 nm (vegetation red edge)
  • Band 7: 783 nm (vegetation red edge)
  • Band 8A: 865 nm (narrow near-infrared)
  • Band 11: 1610 nm (short-wave infrared)
  • Band 12: 2190 nm (short-wave infrared)
60 m:
  • Band 1: 443 nm (coastal aerosol)
  • Band 9: 940 nm (water vapour)
  • Band 10: 1375 nm (short-wave infrared + cirrus)

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Coordinate reference systemUTM-WGS84

Limitations

LimitationValue
InputAOI
AvailabilityEurope — from 2017
Globally — from 2018
Output110×110 km scene

UP42 data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
Level 2Ac3de9ed8-f6e5-4bb5-a157-f6430ba756dasentinel-2

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