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How does data from Sentinel-2A’s MultiSpectral Instrument compare to Landsat data?

The Sentinel-2A MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) data has spectral bands very similar to Landsat 8 and 9 (excluding the thermal bands of Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)).

All Sentinel-2 data are freely available from the Copernicus Open Access Hub; therefore, users are encouraged to download the data via To learn more about Sentinel data access information please visit: If you have questions on how to access the data from Copernicus please contact their support team at:

Learn more: USGS EROS Sentinel-2 Landsat Comparison