Change of format for new Sentinel-2 Level-1C products starting on 6 December
29 November 2016
Referring to the Sentinel-2 Level-1C products format evolution described in the news of 5 August, and further to the introduction on 21 September of the products distribution in single-tile packages, ESA is pleased to announce that the new products will start being distributed according to the final format subject of this evolution starting on Tuesday 6 December.
Along with this new format, the products will continue to be distributed in single-tile packages, i.e. each product embedding one single tile of the Level-1C tiling grid.
In addition, users are reminded that the new format features two additional evolutions:
The updated product format is described in detail in the Sentinel-2 Products Specification Document (PSD) (version 14.2). The corresponding XSD schemas and a sample product are also available for download. Please note that a minor correction has been applied to the XSD schemas from their previous version published on 8 November.
Users are reminded that the PSD defines the generic format of Sentinel-2 products which includes several packaging/formatting options. In that respect, it is highlighted that the specific product format that will correspond to the new Level-1C product published on the Data Hub as of 6 December will combine the features of both the 'Compact Naming Convention' and the 'Complete Single Tile' options described in the PSD.