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Design and development of the Sentinel-2 Multi Spectral Instrument and satellite system
Author(s): Vincent Chorvalli; Vincent Cazaubiel; Stefan Bursch; Mario Welsch; Heinz Sontag; Philippe Martimort; Umberto Del Bello; Omar Sy; Paolo Laberinti; François Spoto
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Paper Abstract

2A and Sentinel-2B satellites currently under development will ensure systematic global acquisition of all land and coastal waters in the visible and short-wave infrared spectral domain with a 5 day revisit time at the equator. The Multi Spectral Instrument is a push-broom imager providing imagery in 13 spectral channels with spatial resolutions ranging from 10 m to 60 m and a swath width of 290 Km, larger than SPOT and Landsat. The instrument features a full field of view calibration device, a silicon carbide Three Mirror Anastigmat telescope with mirror dimensions up to 600 mm, specific filter stripe assemblies, newly developed Si-CMOS and HgCDTe detectors and a low noise wavelet compression video electronics. The 1.4 Tbits/s raw image date rate is reduced down to 490 Mbits/s at the output of the instrument to cope with the overall system transmission capability. The Sentinel-2 program has entered in the CD phase in 2009. Launch of Sentinel-2A satellite is scheduled for 2013.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260J (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865749
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Chorvalli, EADS Astrium (France)
Vincent Cazaubiel, EADS Astrium (France)
Stefan Bursch, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Mario Welsch, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Heinz Sontag, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Philippe Martimort, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Umberto Del Bello, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Omar Sy, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Paolo Laberinti, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
François Spoto, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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