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Copernicus Sentinel-2 Calibration and Products Validation Status

  1. ESA (European Space Agency), 00044 Frascati, Italy
  2. CS-SI (Communication & Systèmes - Systèmes d'Information), 31500 Toulouse, France
  3. Airbus Defence and Space, 31030 Toulouse, France
  4. Thales Alenia Space, 06150 Cannes, France
  5. Telespazio, 31100 Toulouse, France
  6. CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), 31400 Toulouse, France
  7. IGN (Institut Géographique National) Espace, 31520 Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
  8. ARGANS, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
  9. ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales), 31055 Toulouse, France
  10. DLR (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt), 12489 Berlin, Germany
Version 1 : Received: 18 October 2016 / Approved: 19 October 2016 / Online: 19 October 2016 (10:59:29 CEST)

How to cite: Gascon, F.; Thépaut, O.; Jung, M.; Francesconi, B.; Louis, J.; Lonjou, V.; Lafrance, B.; Massera, S.; Gaudel-Vacaresse, A.; Languille, F.; Alhammoud, B.; Viallefont, F.; Bieniarz, J.; Pflug, B.; Clerc, S.; Pessiot, L.; Trémas, T.; Cadau, E.; De Bonis, R.; Isola, C.; Martimort, P.; Fernandez, V. Copernicus Sentinel-2 Calibration and Products Validation Status. Preprints 2016, 2016100078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0078.v1). Gascon, F.; Thépaut, O.; Jung, M.; Francesconi, B.; Louis, J.; Lonjou, V.; Lafrance, B.; Massera, S.; Gaudel-Vacaresse, A.; Languille, F.; Alhammoud, B.; Viallefont, F.; Bieniarz, J.; Pflug, B.; Clerc, S.; Pessiot, L.; Trémas, T.; Cadau, E.; De Bonis, R.; Isola, C.; Martimort, P.; Fernandez, V. Copernicus Sentinel-2 Calibration and Products Validation Status. Preprints 2016, 2016100078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0078.v1).

Abstract

As part of the Copernicus programme of the European Union (EU), the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed and is currently operating the Sentinel-2 mission that is acquiring high spatial resolution optical imagery. This paper provides a description of the calibration activities and the current status of the mission products validation activities. Measured performances, from the validation activities, cover both Top-Of-Atmosphere (TOA) and Bottom-Of-Atmosphere (BOA) products. Results presented in this paper show the good quality of the mission products both in terms of radiometry and geometry and provide an overview on next mission steps related to data quality aspects.

Subject Areas

calibration; validation; optical; instrument; processing; imagery; spatial; operational

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