First Sentinel-2B images available

contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA

Hey remote sensing enthusiasts!
It’s been about one week since the start of the second Sentinel-2 satellite. ESA anncounced today very proudly that Sentinel-2B already delivered it’s first images starting somewhere over the baltic sea, going over eastern europe and ending in Lybia. Here a snapshot from the coast of Albania:

contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA

This picture contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA

“Sentinel-2B will be one of the workhorses of Copernicus, as it will enable a whole range of applications with a focus on land,” said Josef Aschbacher, Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes.

“With the second Sentinel-2 satellite in orbit, we now have much better coverage – which is especially important for monitoring areas frequently covered by clouds.” – More information here.

The commissioning phase where Sentinel-2B is being calibrated will probably end in three months (sometime around June). Then this satellite constellation will be fully functioning and deliver high resolution (10m) images with a high revisiting time (5-10days).

Cheers

Martin

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Martin was born in Czech Republic and studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working at an Earth Observation Company in Austria, specialised in Land Monitoring. His main interests are: Open-source applications like R, (geospatial) statistics and data-management, web-mapping and visualization. He loves travelling, geocaching, photography and TV series.

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