From algae blooms to wildfires the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission has provided us beautiful and sometimes alarming images of our planet. Designed for agriculture and forestry practices, Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission has been providing data for two years, exceeding any expectation. Have a look at the video for discovering more about the features of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites!
Picture: Sentinel-2 is the first optical Earth Observation mission of its kind to include three bands in the ‘red edge’, which provide key information on the state of vegetation. In this image from 6 July 2015 acquired near Toulouse, France, the satellite’s multispectral instrument was able to distinguish between two types of crops: sunflower (in orange) and maize (in yellow). Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA/University of Louvain/CESBI.