What is Sentinel-2?
The Sentinel-2 mission is a land monitoring constellation of two satellites that provide high resolution optical imagery and provide continuity for the current SPOT and Landsat missions.
The mission provides a global coverage of the Earth's land surface every 10 days with one satellite and 5 days with 2 satellites, making the data of great use in on-going studies.
The satellites are equipped with the state-of-the-art MSI (Multispectral Imager) instrument, that offers high-resolution optical imagery.
25 February 2019
The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite captured this true-colour image on 5 February 2019, just three days after heavy rainfall in Rome and the surrounding area of Lazio, Italy.
13 February 2019
This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine's Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away. Love dies for numerous reasons, it may have just run its natural course or there maybe something specific to blame.
Sentinel-2A - 23 June 2015
Operational lifespan: 7.25 years (with consumables for 12)
Orbit Height: 786 km
Resolution and Swath Width: 290 km - 10 m, 20 m and 60 m spatial resolution
Vega rocket (Sentinel-2A)
Ad interim operator: ESA
Astrium Germany has been prime contracted to construct the Sentinel-2 satellite and leads a consortium with core partners: