First Sentinel 2 Images

Sentinel 2 has been in orbit for a week now and ESA has already delivered the first images... This is just crazy! Years ago we had to wait for months.

Commissioning will last for three month before starting Level-1 data delivery to public so just for fun I wanted to see the first differences with a landsat 8 dataset.

Landsat 8 / Sentinel 2 comparison, center Algeria
Landsat 8 / Sentinel 2 comparison, Milano, Italia
Landsat 8 / Sentinel 2 comparison, French Riviera, France

No analysis today, those are "4 days after launch" images :-)

*Sentinel 2 high resolution tif have been manually corregistrated to landsat images, and are not ortho-rectified

More info and Usefull links:
  • Sentinel 2 First images
  • Sentinel 2 Operations Ramp-Up Phase description
  • Official Sentinel 2 webpage
  • Landsat 8 data 2015-03-16 (Algeria)
  • Landsat 8 data 2014-08-04 (Milano)
  • Landsat 8 data 2015-06-27 (French Riviera)