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Deployment of Sentinel-2 Processing Baseline 04.00 and Provision of New Sample Products

15 December 2021

ESA is pleased to announce that the new Sentinel-2 Processing Baseline 04.00 will be deployed on 25 January 2022. The details of the transition will be provided at a later stage, in advance of the deployment.

With reference to the news published on 27 October 2021, ESA is also pleased to provide additional Level-1C and Level-2A products featuring the upcoming processing baseline PB 04.00 in order to allow users to further familiarise with the updated format.

Sentinel-2 Level-1C and Level-2A products of the new processing baseline, along with the corresponding products of the current processing baseline, are available for browsing and download from: https://colhub2.copernicus.eu/s2tds

The dataset can be accessed using the following credentials:

username: s2tds
password: s2tds2021

The new Sentinel-2 baseline products are discoverable using the following search criteria: processingbaseline:79.90 whereas corresponding products of the current processing baseline are discoverable using the processingbaseline:03.* search criteria.

It is highlighted that the provided sample products of the new baseline have the following specifics, which will not be present in operational deployment of PB 04.00:

  • Products of the upcoming processing baseline have been tagged purposely PB 79.90, instead of 04.00

  • In the new sample products, the "failed" tag reported in the L2A Format Correctness Report in the L2A tiles shall be ignored, as the quality masks of the sample products are actually correct

  • In the L2A tile metadata, the quality masks are wrongly listed as gml files (.gml) files while they are correctly provided as JPEG files (.JP2). Therefore, the gml extension as listed in the L2A tile metadata shall be ignored.

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