CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-2 A -
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
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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L1C ToA
Jan-2024
The Level-1C product is composed of 110x110 km2 tiles (ortho-images in UTM/WGS84 projection). Earth is subdivided on a predefined set of tiles, defined in UTM/WGS84 projection and using a 100 km step. However, each tile has a surface of 110x110 km² in order to provide large overlap with the neighbouring. The Level-1C product results from using a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to project the image in cartographic geometry. Per-pixel radiometric measurements are provided in Top Of Atmosphere (TOA) reflectances along with the parameters to transform them into radiances. Level-1C products are resampled with a constant Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 10, 20 and 60 m depending on the native resolution of the different spectral bands. In Level-1C products, pixel coordinates refer to the upper left corner of the pixel. Read more

L2A BoA
Jan-2024
The Level-2A product provides atmospherically corrected Surface Reflectance (SR) images, derived from the associated Level-1C products. Each Level-2A product is composed of 110x110 km2 tiles in cartographic geometry (UTM/WGS84 projection). Earth is subdivided on a predefined set of tiles, defined in UTM/WGS84 projection and using a 100 km step. However, each tile has a surface of 110x110 km² in order to provide large overlap with the neighbouring. Level-2A products are systematically generated at the ground segment over Europe since March 2018, and the production was extended to global in December 2018. Read more

L3 Quarterly Mosaics
Jan-2024
The Sentinel-2 Global Mosaic 2 (S2GM-2) service is a component of the Copernicus Global Land Service providing Sentinel-2 surface reflectance time series composites. S2GM provides composite scenes selecting the best representative pixels in three spatial resolutions and from different compositing periods ranging from one day to one year on a global scale. It primarily seeks to support the sustainable management of natural resources by offering Analysis Ready Data (ARD) through the interactive Mosaic portal. Users can tailor mosaics to their specific requirements in terms of area of interest, compositing period, included bands, file format, and metadata content and conveniently manage product requests via the S2GM portal. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 44 results: browser , table )
Sentinel-2 (PEPS)
ESA WorldCover Sentinel-2 yearly NDVI percentiles color composite 2020, 10 meter COG format
SENTINEL-2 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) (tiles) - V2
SENTINEL-2 Fraction Absorbed Photosynthetically Radiation (FAPAR) (tiles) - V2
SENTINEL-2 Chlorophyll-a (CHL) (tiles) - V1
ESA WorldCover 10 meter Land Cover Map 2020 on AWS
SENTINEL-2 Leaf Area Index (LAI) (tiles) - V2
SENTINEL-2 Water Leaving Refectance (RHOW) Products (tiles) - V1
ESA WorldCover Sentinel-2 yearly SWIR median composite 2021, 10 meter COG format
SENTINEL-2 Level1C products

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