Further to our news of 15 December 2021, we are pleased to confirm the imminent deployment of Processing Baseline 04.00 on 25 January 2022.
As anticipated, the transition from the present baseline (currently PB-3.01 for both Level-1C and Level-2A products) to the new baseline PB-04.00 will be applied starting at a given Datatake of transition for each of the Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B production flows.
Referring to the applicable Sentinel-2 Acquisition Plans for Sentinel-2A and for Sentinel-2B, the first Sentinel-2A/B Datatakes that will result featuring the new PB-04.00 are the following:
Sentinel-2A: the Datatake identified as "34435-1”, with sensing start time at 03:20 UTC approximately, along Sentinel-2A orbit 34435- Sentinel-2B: the Datatake identidied as "25526-1”, with sensing start time at 02:29 UTC approximately, along Sentinel-2B orbit 25526
It is further highlighted that the latest version of SNAP (available here) is supporting the new products format, and that the Sen2Cor plug-in processor has been updated as described here.
We would like to wish all users a smooth and successful transition.