Sentinel-3 integrated into Sentinel Hub

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Sentinel-3A (Image: ESA–Pierre Carril)

Good news! Our recent integration of Sentinel-3 mission made it possible to combine Sentinel-2 with a bit less detailed but higher frequency data - at European latitudes it is possible to get a new image almost every day.

Developing support for Sentinel-3 was not easy due to completely different technical parameters (e.g. NetCDF format  instead of JP2) and significantly larger swath covered by the satellite.

You can access the Sentinel-3 imagery with EO Browser or Sentinel Hub WMS/WCS services.

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Interesting facts about the Sentinel-3 satellite

Sentinel-3 is a low Earth-orbit moderate size satellite compatible with small launchers including VEGA and ROCKOT. It’s designed for a 7-year operational lifetime with 120 kg of hydrazine propellant allowing up to 12 years of continuous operations, including de-orbiting at the end of the mission.

The Sentinel-3 satellite offers its 21 optical bands at roughly 300m/pixel resolution.

Artist’s rendering of the Sentinel-3A satellite in space (Image: ESA–Pierre Carril)

The main objective of the Sentinel-3 mission (currently in ramp-up phase) is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface colour with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring.

Sentinel Hub is currently supporting OLCI data.

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