Unprecedented view of Earth
The Sentinel-2 mission consists of 2 polar-orbiting satellites that return over the same location every 5 days. There they image the Earth under constant sun elevation. They generate multispectral images covering a 290-km wide strip (e.g., from Calais to Verviers) and with a resolution up to 10 m – allowing viewers to distinguish single-family homes.
The satellites provide an unprecedented view of Earth and changes in vegetation, land and water masses, waterways and coastal areas.
- images in natural colours, created from blue, green and red colours
Color + infrared
- shows colour images based on green, red and infrared colours
- shows vegetation in red
- Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation
- shows the photosynthesis activity of green vegetation
- a higher fAPAR value means a healthier growth