Install sentinelsat through pip:

pip install sentinelsat


To run the tests on sentinelsat:

git clone
cd sentinelsat
pip install -e .[dev]
py.test -v

By default, prerecorded responses to Copernicus Open Access Hub queries are used to not be affected by its downtime. To allow the tests to run actual queries against Copernicus Open Access Hub set the environment variables

export DHUS_USER=<your scihub username>
export DHUS_PASSWORD=<your scihub password>

and add --vcr disable to py.test arguments. To update the recordings use either --vcr record_new or --vcr reset.

Supported Python versions

Sentinelsat has been tested with Python versions 2.7 and 3.4+. Earlier Python 3 versions are expected to work as well as long as the dependencies are fulfilled.

Optional dependencies

The convenience functions to_dataframe() and to_geodataframe() require pandas and/or geopandas to be present.