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Satellite details
Acronym Sentinel-2A
Full name Sentinel-2A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Sentinel-2 programme.
  • Main mission: land and vegetation observation.
Mass at launch 1200 kg Dry mass 1080 kg
Power 1700 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 786 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency ESAEC
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Jun 2015 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Sentinel-2A

Acronym Full name
MSI Multi-Spectral Imager for Sentinel-2
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