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).



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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 GeoVille - an Earth Observation Company based 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 sports.

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