A key instrument aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. MODIS instruments view the entire Earth’s surface every 1-2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands. It plays a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models which aim to accurately predict global change.
The MSI is carried on the Sentinel-2 satellites.Light reflected up to the MSI instrument from the Earth and its atmosphere is collected by a three-mirror (M1, M2 and M3) telescope and focused, via a beam-splitter, onto two Focal Plane Assemblies (FPAs): one for the ten VNIR wavelengths and one for the three SWIR wavelengths.
Time in which reporting on events or recording of events is performed as soon as practicable following an event.
Open Data Cube (ODC)
An open source geospatial data management and analysis software project. It is a global initiative to increase the value and use of satellite data by providing users with access to free and open data management technologies and analysis platforms.
At its core, ODC is a set of Python libraries and a PostgreSQL database that allows you to work with geospatial raster data.