How to Download Sentinel Satellite Data for Free

For those who are interested in using the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Satellite Data from the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Programme, please check out this blog at Note that Sentinel 2A multispectral data has a 10-m spatial resolution, which is much better than the Landsat 8 with 30-m resolution.



What are the Spectral Bands of Sentinel 2A and 2B?

The spectral and spatial resolution of Sentinel 2A are listed below. There are 13 bands in total. Four spectral bands have a 10 meter resolution. Six bands have a 20 meter resolution. And the remaining 3 have a spatial resolution of 60 meters.

Here are the spectral band details for Sentinel 2A:

Source: SENTINEL-2 Spatial Resolution

Each single satellite revisit time is 10 days. Because there are two satellites (Sentinel 2A and 2B), this means it has a combined constellation revisit of 5 days.


About Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

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