Open access to free Sentinel data is running – Sentinels Scientific Data Hub opened!

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Sentinel-2 products in the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub. These products are made available systematically and free of charge to all data users including the general public, scientific and commercial users.

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Sentinel-2 is a European wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission. The full mission specification of the twin satellites flying in the same orbit but phased at 180°, is designed to give a high revisit frequency of 5 days at the Equator. Satellites operate in a sun-synchronous orbit at a mean altitude of 786 km. Their optical instrument samples in 13 spectral bands: four bands at 10 metres, six bands at 20 metres and three bands at 60 metres spatial resolution.

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SENTINEL-2 products available for users in two options – Level-1 and Level-2. The two Level-1 products are delivered in granules, which is minimum indivisble partition of a product, containing as set of user-selectable spectral bands. Delivered products contain all granules intersecting/touching the region defined by the User. Level-1B provides top-of-atmosphere radiances in sensor geometry. Its granules cover 25km AC and 23km AL. Level-1C and Level-2A provide top-of-atmosphere reflectances in cartographic geometry. Images are set of tiles of 100 km2 in UTM/WGS84 projection. SENTINEL-2 products are in Sentinel Standard Archive Format for Europe (SAFE) format including image data in JPEG2000.

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