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Copernicus Sentinel-2A Calibration and Products Validation Status

ESA (European Space Agency), Paris 75015, France
CS-SI (Communication & Systèmes—Systèmes d'Information), Toulouse 31506, France
Airbus Defence and Space, Toulouse 31402, France
Thales Alenia Space, Cannes La Bocca 06156, France
Telespazio, Toulouse 31023, France
CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), Toulouse 31401, France
IGN (Institut Géographique National) Espace, Ramonville-Saint-Agne 31520, France
ARGANS, Plymouth PL6 8BX, the United Kingdom
ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales), Toulouse 31055, France
DLR (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt), Berlin 12489, Germany
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Academic Editor: Prasad S. Thenkabail
Remote Sens. 2017, 9(6), 584;
Received: 15 September 2016 / Revised: 17 May 2017 / Accepted: 17 May 2017 / Published: 10 June 2017
As part of the Copernicus programme of the European Commission (EC), the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed and is currently operating the Sentinel-2 mission that is acquiring high spatial resolution optical imagery. This article provides a description of the calibration activities and the status of the mission products validation activities after one year in orbit. Measured performances, from the validation activities, cover both Top-Of-Atmosphere (TOA) and Bottom-Of-Atmosphere (BOA) products. The presented results 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: calibration; validation; optical; instrument; processing; imagery; spatial; operational calibration; validation; optical; instrument; processing; imagery; spatial; operational
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Gascon, F.; Bouzinac, C.; Thépaut, O.; Jung, M.; Francesconi, B.; Louis, J.; Lonjou, V.; Lafrance, B.; Massera, S.; Gaudel-Vacaresse, A.; Languille, F.; Alhammoud, B.; Viallefont, F.; Pflug, B.; Bieniarz, J.; Clerc, S.; Pessiot, L.; Trémas, T.; Cadau, E.; De Bonis, R.; Isola, C.; Martimort, P.; Fernandez, V. Copernicus Sentinel-2A Calibration and Products Validation Status. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 584.

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Gascon F, Bouzinac C, Thépaut O, Jung M, Francesconi B, Louis J, Lonjou V, Lafrance B, Massera S, Gaudel-Vacaresse A, Languille F, Alhammoud B, Viallefont F, Pflug B, Bieniarz J, Clerc S, Pessiot L, Trémas T, Cadau E, De Bonis R, Isola C, Martimort P, Fernandez V. Copernicus Sentinel-2A Calibration and Products Validation Status. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(6):584.

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Gascon, Ferran, Catherine Bouzinac, Olivier Thépaut, Mathieu Jung, Benjamin Francesconi, Jérôme Louis, Vincent Lonjou, Bruno Lafrance, Stéphane Massera, Angélique Gaudel-Vacaresse, Florie Languille, Bahjat Alhammoud, Françoise Viallefont, Bringfried Pflug, Jakub Bieniarz, Sébastien Clerc, Laëtitia Pessiot, Thierry Trémas, Enrico Cadau, Roberto De Bonis, Claudia Isola, Philippe Martimort, and Valérie Fernandez. 2017. "Copernicus Sentinel-2A Calibration and Products Validation Status" Remote Sensing 9, no. 6: 584.

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