Full Name Sentinel-2 A Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies ESA, COM Launch Date 23 Jun 2015
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jul 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 40697 (TLE)
International Designator 2015-028A
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 Sentinel-2 supports 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
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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