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Sentinel-2

Dedicated to supplying data for Copernicus services, Sentinel-2 is carrying a range of technologies, such as multi-spectral imaging instruments for land, ocean and atmospheric monitoring. It's is delivering high-resolution optical images for land monitoring, emergency response and security services. The satellite's multispectral imager provides a versatile set of 13 spectral bands spanning from the visible and near infrared to the shortwave infrared, featuring four spectral bands at 10 m, six bands at 20 m and three bands at 60 m spatial resolution.

Both Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B acquisitions are available in L1C processing mode. Limited area over Europe is available in L2A mode from March 2017 onwards. The L2A Scene Classification Maps (SCL) are available as well.

Spatial Resolution: 10 m, 20 m, and 60 m depending on wavelength.

Sensor: MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI), 13 bands: 4 visible bands, 6 Near-Infrared bands, and 3 Short-Wave Infrared bands.

Revisit time: 5 days with two satellites Sentinel 2A and Sentinel 2B.

Spatial coverage: Land and coastal areas between latitudes 56°S and 83°N.

Data availability: Since June 2015.

Common usage/purpose: Land-cover maps, land-change detection maps, vegetation monitoring, monitoring of burned areas.

Sentinel 2 EO Products
Entry point: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/configurator/
Image: ESA/ATG medialab

Sentinel-3

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 mission. The main objective of the Sentinel-3 mission is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface color with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring.

Spatial Resolution: 300 m.

Sensor: Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI), 21 bands ranging from the visible to the near infrared light (400 nm < λ< 1 020 nm).

Revisit time: Less than 2 days.

Data availability: Since May 2016.

Common usage/purpose: Surface topography observations, ocean and land surface colour observation and monitoring. SENTINEL-3 OLCI instrument ensures continuity of the ENVISAT MERIS.

Sentinel 3 EO Products
Entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/
Image: J. Huart

Sentinel-1

Sentinel-1

The Sentinel-1 imagery is provided by two polar-orbiting satellites, operating day and night performing C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging, enabling them to acquire imagery regardless of the weather. Main applications are for monitoring sea ice, oil spills, marine winds, waves & currents, land-use change, land deformation among others, and to respond to emergencies such as floods and earthquakes. The identical satellites orbit Earth 180° apart and at an altitude of almost 700 km, offering a global revisit time of six days. Sentinel-1’s radar can operate in four modes.

Spatial Resolution: Depending on the mode: Approx. 5 m x 20 m for IW mode. Approx. 20 m x 40 m for EW mode.

Sensor: C-band synthetic aperture radar, centre frequency of 5.405 GHz.

Revisit time: 6 to 12 days depending on area, check observation scenario.

Spatial coverage: Depending on the mode, check observation scenario.

Data availability: Since October 2014.

Common usage/purpose: Maritime and land monitoring, emergency response, climate change.

Sentinel 1 EO Products
Entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/
Image: ESA

Landsat

The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth, running from 1972. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on February 11, 2013. The images are a unique resource for global change research and applications in agriculture, cartography, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education. Landsat 8 data has eight spectral bands with spatial resolutions ranging from 15 to 60 meters; the temporal resolution is 16 days.

Spatial Resolution: 30 m, exceptions are thermal band with resolution of 120 m and panchromatic band with resolution of 15 m.

Sensor: Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board of Landsast 8, Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) on board of Landsast 7, Thematic Mapper (TM) on board of Landsast 5.

Revisit time: 8 days with two operational satellites Landsat 7 and Landsat 8.

Spatial coverage: Whole globe.

Data availability: Europe and North Africa since 1984 (Landsat 5, Landsat 7 and Landsat 8), Global archive since February 2013 (Landsat 8 (USGS)).

Common usage/purpose: Vegetation monitoring, land use, land cover maps and monitoring of changes, etc.

Landsat 5 and 7 EO Products
Landsat 8 EO Products
Landsat-8 (global coverage) entry point: http://apps.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator-uswest2/
Landsat-5, 7, 8 ESA coverage entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/

Planet Labs

Planet Labs

Planet Labs, Inc. designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are then delivered into orbit as passengers on other rocket launch missions. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution and open data access. The images gathered by Doves provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. For on demand access contact us.

Envisat Meris

Envisat Meris

Primary dedication of Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) is to Ocean Colour Observations, and secondary to the understanding of atmospheric parameters associated with clouds, water vapour and aerosols in addition to land surface parameters, in particular vegetation processes. MERIS has a high spectral and radiometric resolution and a dual spatial resolution. It acquires 15 spectral bands in the 390 - 1040 NM range of the electromagnetic spectrum, and it allows the programmability of its spectral bands in their width and position. 

Spatial Resolution: Full Resolution 260 m across track 290 m along track. Reduced Resolution 1040 m across track 1160 m along track.

Sensor: Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR): 15 bands selectable across range between 390 nm and 1040 nm.

Revisit time: 3 days.

Data availability: June 2002 – April 2012.

Common usage/purpose: Monitoring changes of oceans (phytoplankton, yellow substance, suspended matter), atmosphere (water vapour, CO2, clouds, aerosols), and lands (vegetation index, global coverage, moisture...).

Entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/

DEM - Digital Elevation Model

Digital Elevation Model – DEM

DEM is a digital model or 3D representation of a terrain's surface created from terrain elevation data. The data can be used for ortorectification which helps you improve the accuracy of satellite imagery. With DEM, you are able to measure and analyse your area of interest, and integrate the data in 3D applications as a terrain data source. The Sentinel Hub is using MapZen's DEM, available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) in US. This dataset is based on SRTM30 (30m resolution) but is in several places improved with local datasets. It is static and does not depend on the date (the values are updating as MapZen is improving the dataset). Read more about how to explore the DEM dataset.

Entry point: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/configurator/

MODIS

MODIS

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) MCD43A4 version 6 on Sentinel Hub is hosted at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Dataset is updated daily and provides the 500 meter Nadir Bidirectional reflectance distribution function Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) data of MODIS "land" bands 1-7. NBAR data for specific date is estimated based on 16 day retrieval period both from the Aqua and Terra sensors. As many data products derived from MODIS observations describe features of the land, oceans and the atmosphere, they can be used for studies of processes and trends on local to global scales.

Spatial Resolution: 250 m (bands 1-2), 500 m (bands 3-7), 1000 m (bands 8-36).

Sensor: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), 36 spectral bands.

Revisit time: 1 – 2 days with two satellites Aqua and Terra.

Data availability: Since January 2013.

Common usage/purpose: Monitoring land, clouds, ocean colour at global scale.

MODIS EO Products
Entry point: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/configurator/

Sentinel-5P

Sentinel-5P

Sentinel 5p provides atmospheric measurements, relating to air quality, climate forcing, ozone and UV radiation with high spatio-temporal resolution. EO Browser serves level 2 geophysical products.

Spatial Resolution:  7 x 3.5 km.

Sensor: TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI): (270–500 nm), near-infrared (675–775 nm) and shortwave infrared (2305–2385 nm) spectral bands.

Revisit time: 1 day.

Spatial coverage: Almost whole globe; 95 % coverage for latitudes in the interval [-7°, 7°].

Data availability: Since April 2018

Common usage/purpose: Monitoring of concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) in air. Monitoring of UV aerosol index (AER_AI) and different geophysical parameters of clouds (CLOUD).

Provider: ESA
Image: ESA

PROBA-V

The Proba-V satellite is a small satellite designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire globe every two days.
EO Browser provides derived products which minimize a cloud cover by combining cloud-free measurement within 1 day (S1), 5 days (S5) and 10 days (S10) period. Both

Both Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B acquisitions are available in L1C processing mode. Limited area over Europe is available in L2A mode from March 2017 onwards. The L2A Scene Classification Maps (SCL) are available as well.

Spatial Resolution: 100 m for S1 and S5, 333 m for S1 and S10, 1000 m for S1 and S10.

Sensor: Vegetation instrument with 4 bands in optical and infrared part of spectrum.

Revisit time: 1 day for latitudes 35-75°N and 35-56°S, 2 days for latitudes 35°N and 35°S.

Spatial coverage: All significant landmasses at latitudes between 75°N - 56°S

Data availability: Since October 2013

Common usage/purpose: Observation of land cover, vegetation growth, climate impact assessments, water resource management, agricultural monitoring and food security estimates, monitoring inland water resources and tracing the steady spread of deserts and deforestation.

Provider: ESA
Image: ESA

Commercial Data

Commercial Data

We technically support provision of the satellite imagery from Planet, RapidEye and Pleiades. After the purchase, the data is provided through the Sentinel Hub OGC services with all the added value features, including temporal comparison. More information on how to get the data!

Commercial Data

GIBS

Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides quick access to over 600 satellite imagery products, covering every part of the world. Most imagery is available within a few hours after satellite overpass, some products span almost 30 years.

Provider: NASA