Sentinel-2 is carrying a multi-spectral imaging instruments (MSI) which are delivering high-resolution optical images for land monitoring, emergency response and security services, with a common purpose for land-cover and land-change detection maps, monitoring of vegetation and burned areas. The MSI provides a set of 13 spectral bands: 4 visible (10 m spatial resolution), 6 near infrared (20 m) and 3 shortwave infrared (60 m). Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B are having 5 days revisit time. Their acquisitions are available in L1C and L2A processing mode. Limited area over Europe is available in L2A mode from March 2017 onward. The L2A Scene Classification Maps (SCL) are available as well. See our documentation for the availability and more details: Sentinel-2 L1C and Sentinel-2 L2A.
Sentinel-3 is a low Earth-orbit moderate size satellite compatible with small launchers including VEGA and ROCKOT. The main objective of the mission is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface color with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring. Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) provides a set of 21 bands ranging from the visible to the near infrared light (400 nm < λ< 1 020 nm). The Sentinel-3 has less than 2 days revisit time and provides imagery in 300 m spatial resolution. Its data is available since May 2016. Sentinel-3 OLCI instrument ensures continuity of the ENVISAT MERIS.
The Sentinel-1 imagery is provided by two polar-orbiting satellites, operating day and night performing C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging, enabling them to acquire imagery regardless of the weather. Main applications are for monitoring sea ice, oil spills, marine winds, waves & currents, land-use change, land deformation among others, and to respond to emergencies such as floods and earthquakes. The identical satellites orbit Earth 180° apart and at an altitude of almost 700 km, offering a global revisit time of 6-12 days depending on the area (check observation scenario). Sentinel-1’s radar can operate in four modes. The spatial resolution depends on the mode: approx. 5 m x 20 m for IW mode and approx. 20 m x 40 m for EW mode. The data is available since October 2014. See our documentation for details.
The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth, running from 1972. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on February 11, 2013. The images are a unique resource for global change research and applications in agriculture, cartography, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education. Landsat 8 data has eight spectral bands with spatial resolutions of 30 m - exceptions are thermal band with resolution of 120 m and panchromatic band with 15 m. The revisit time is 8 days with two operational satellites Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 (the revisit time of Landsat 8 is 16 days). There are different sensors on board of each satellite: Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board of Landsat 8, Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) on board of Landsat 7, Thematic Mapper (TM) on board of Landsat 5. Data is available for Europe and North Africa since 1984 (Landsat 5, 7 and 8), global archive since February 2013 (Landsat 8 (USGS)).
Landsat 5 and 7 EO Products
Landsat 8 EO Products
Landsat 8 (global coverage) entry point: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/configurator/
Landsat 5, 7, 8 ESA coverage entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/
(Contact us to create an account at eocloud entry point.)
Planet Labs, Inc. designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are then delivered into orbit as passengers on other rocket launch missions. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution and open data access. The images gathered by Doves provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. Contact us for on demand access.
Primary dedication of Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) is to Ocean Colour Observations, and secondary to the understanding of atmospheric parameters associated with clouds, water vapour and aerosols in addition to land surface parameters, in particular vegetation processes. It monitors changes of oceans (phytoplankton, yellow substance, suspended matter), atmosphere (water vapour, CO2, clouds, aerosols), and lands (vegetation index, global coverage, moisture etc.). MERIS has a high spectral and radiometric resolution and a dual spatial resolution. It acquires 15 spectral bands in the 390 - 1040 NM range of the electromagnetic spectrum, and it allows the programmability of its spectral bands in their width and position. The data is available from June 2002 until April 2012. It has 3 days revisit time.
Spatial Resolution: Full Resolution 260 m across track 290 m along track. Reduced Resolution 1040 m across track 1160 m along track.
Entry point: http://apps.eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/wms-configurator/
Digital Elevation Model – DEM
DEM is a digital model or 3D representation of a terrain's surface created from terrain elevation data. The data can be used for ortorectification which helps you improve the accuracy of satellite imagery. With DEM, you are able to measure and analyse your area of interest, and integrate the data in 3D applications as a terrain data source. The Sentinel Hub is using MapZen's DEM, available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) in US. This dataset is based on SRTM30 (30m resolution) but is in several places improved with local datasets. It is static and does not depend on the date (the values are updating as MapZen is improving the dataset). Read more about how to explore the DEM dataset, and see our API documentation for details.
Entry point: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/configurator/
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) MCD43A4 version 6 on Sentinel Hub is hosted at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Dataset is updated daily and provides the 500 m Nadir Bidirectional reflectance distribution function Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) data of MODIS "land" bands 1-7. NBAR data for specific date is estimated based on 16 day retrieval period both from the Aqua and Terra sensors. As many data products derived from MODIS observations describe features of the land, oceans and the atmosphere, they can be used for studies of processes and trends on local to global scales. They come in 250 m spatial resolution (bands 1-2), 500 m (bands 3-7) and 1000 m (bands 8-36). The data is available since February 2000.
Sentinel-5P provides atmospheric measurements, relating to air quality, climate forcing, ozone and UV radiation with high spatio-temporal resolution. Its data is used for monitoring of concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) in air as well as for monitoring of UV aerosol index (AER_AI) and different geophysical parameters of clouds (CLOUD). EO Browser serves level 2 geophysical products. The TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on board of the satellite operates in the ultraviolet to shortwave infrared range with 7 different spectral bands: UV-1 (270-300nm), UV-2 (300-370nm), VIS (370-500nm), NIR-1 (685-710nm), NIR-2 (755-773nm), SWIR-1 (1590-1675nm) and SWIR-3 (2305-2385nm). Its spatial resolution is below 8km for wavelengths above 300nm and below 50km for wavelength below 300nm. The data is available since April 2018 with one day revisit time. It covers almost the whole globe (95 % coverage for latitudes in the interval [-7°, 7°]).
The Proba-V satellite is a small satellite designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire globe every 1-2 days (1 day for latitudes 35-75°N and 35-56°S, 2 days for latitudes 35°N and 35°S). The common purpose of the mission is beside already mentioned, climate impact assessments, water resource management, agricultural monitoring and food security estimates, monitoring inland water resources and tracing the steady spread of deserts and deforestation. The Vegetation instrument with 4 bands in optical in infrared part of spectrum on board the satellite provides data in different spectral resolution: 100 m for S1 and S5, 333 m for S1 and S10, 1000 m for S1 and S10. EO Browser provides derived products which minimize a cloud cover by combining cloud-free measurement within 1 day (S1), 5 days (S5) and 10 days (S10) period. The data is available since October 2013 and covers all significant landmasses at latitudes between 75°N - 56°S.
We technically support provision of the satellite imagery from Planet, RapidEye and Pleiades. After the purchase, the data is provided through the Sentinel Hub OGC services with all the added value features, including temporal comparison. More information on how to get the data!
Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides quick access to over 600 satellite imagery products, covering every part of the world. Most imagery is available within a few hours after satellite overpass, some products span almost 30 years.
Bring Your Own Data
The Sentinel Hub is enabling you to access your own data stored on your S3 bucket with the powerful Sentinel Hub API. Since data remain on your bucket, you keep full control over it. This functionality requires no replication of the data and enables you to exploit full power of the Sentinel Hub service including the Custom algorithms. More information!