In partnership with the European Commission and in the frame of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
program, the European Space Agency (ESA) is developing the Sentinel-2 optical imaging mission devoted to the operational
monitoring of land and coastal areas.
The Sentinel-2 mission is based on a satellites constellation deployed in polar sun-synchronous orbit. While ensuring data continuity
of former SPOT and LANDSAT multi-spectral missions, Sentinel-2 will also offer wide improvements such as a unique combination
of global coverage with a wide field of view (290 km), a high revisit (5 days with two satellites), a ...