Sentinel-2a delivers first images Event
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Am 27. Juni 2015, nur vier Tage nachdem Start des Sentinel -2A, liefert der Erdbeobachtungssatellit seine ersten Schnappschüsse von der Erde. Mit einer Bildbreite von 290 Kilometern ermöglicht der Sentinel-2A einen bisher ungekannten Blick auf die Erde.
On 27 June 2015, just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth. With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite’s first acquisition began in Sweden and made a strip-like observation through central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria. The data were relayed in real time to Italy’s Matera ground station, where teams eagerly awaited their arrival for processing. While northern and central Europe were mostly cloudy, Italy’s typical sunny weather allowed the teams to get their first glimpse of the multispectral instrument’s capabilities over the northwestern part of the country and the French Riviera – and they were excited by what they saw. With a ground resolution of 10 m per pixel, the images show individual buildings in Milan, agricultural plots along the Po River, and ports along the southern French coast.