Is Sentinel-2 1C data georeferenced?

I read on one article saying this: ’ Sentinel 2 satellite image is not georeferenced on any coordinate system’. but i could not understand it when i open the any geotiff image that i generated from sentinel2 1C data on google earth it fits well on the scene automatically. can someone please explain?

can you please name the article where this is stated?
As for the L1C and L2A products, Sentinel-2 is georeferenced using the UTM coordinate system.

Hello @wasp1220. To add detail on @ABraun’s comment, more information can be found here:

You might also like to read Section 2.7.2 (Tiles and UTM Tiled Grid) of the Product Specification Document Library (


S2 MPC Operations Manager.

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