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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-2 B -
Full Name Sentinel-2 B Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, COM Launch Date May 2017
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Mar 2024
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.7 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.62 deg
Orbit Altitude 786 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 10 days
Objectives and Applications Supporting land monitoring related services, including: 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.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereRadiation budget MSI (Sentinel-2)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MSI (Sentinel-2)
Vegetation MSI (Sentinel-2)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSI (Sentinel-2)
Mission Instruments
MSI (Sentinel-2) - Multi-Spectral Instrument (Sentinel-2)
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