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|Title:||Copernicus Sentinel-2 calibration and validation|
|Authors:||SZANTOI ZOLTAN; STROBL PETER|
|Citation:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING vol. 52 no. 1 p. 253-255|
|Publisher:||ASSOC ITALIANA TELERILEVAMENTO|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Copernicus, the European Commission’s (EC) Earth Observation Program launched the Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B satellites in 2015 and 2017, respectively. The Copernicus program, formerly called the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), started in 1998 with the overarching aim to become Europe’s operational Earth Observation monitoring system providing data and information services. An essential part of the program is the space component, which is managed by the European Space Agency (ESA), responsible for the Copernicus Sentinel Satellite Constellations. One of them, the Sentinel-2 optical mission (S2) systematically collects multispectral land surface imagery by two satellites with a revisit cycle of 5 days at 10m, 20m and 60m spectral resolutions. Their single instrument is the Multispectral Imager (MSI) that collects data in 13 spectral bands using a pushbroom technology with a wide field of view (290km).|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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