First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017 With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Near-shore phytoplankton bloom captured from space08 June 2017 Last year, the Sentinel-2A satellite captured an intense algal bloom very close to the Belgian coast. The high-resolution capabilities of Sentinel-2’s main instrument are allowing scientists to monitor algae blooms in areas previously not possible to...
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef24 May 2017 Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.