Title: Copernicus Sentinel-2 calibration and validation
Citation: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING vol. 52 no. 1 p. 253-255
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC115729
ISSN: 2279-7254 (online)
URI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22797254.2019.1582840
DOI: 10.1080/22797254.2019.1582840
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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