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Sentinels helping to map minerals

20 March 2018

The traditional way of mapping Earth's geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.

Sentinel-2 Level-2A product evolution on 26 March 2018

20 March 2018

As anticipated from the former news from 02 March - "Upcoming Sentinel-2 Level-2A product evolution", we are pleased to confirm that the operational Level-2A product distribution will start on 26 March 2018 with the coverage of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

19 March 2018

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

Partially missing OLCI Earth Observation data due to calibration activity

16 March 2018

On Monday 19 March 2018, an OLCI S09 calibration activity will be performed: the expected outage including the pre and post calibration configuration is 70 seconds, from 09:04:09 UTC to 09:05:19 UTC.

Sentinel-3 data unavailability

15 March 2018

Due a planned out-of-plane orbit manoeuvre for Sentinel-3 on 14 March 2018, NRT/STC/NTC L1 and L2 user data could be degraded or missing.

OLCI reprocessed data now available on the Sentinel-3 Pre-Operational Data Hub

13 March 2018

On 9 March 2018, Level-1 and Level-2 Sentinel-3 OLCI PDUs, full and reduced resolution, began to be released through the Sentinel-3 Pre-Operational Data Hub. The data is being released incrementally beginning with the oldest data first, and the initial release will cover 26 April 2016 to 29 November 2017. The release of data will be performed gradually in order to avoid slowing down the nominal production publication.

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Full house for EDRS

13 March 2018

The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.

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Sentinel-3 Altimetry OLTC website now open

12 March 2018

new website, developed by Noveltis for ESA, is now open. The interactive website offers the possibility to display OLTC elevation tables onboard ESA Sentinel-3 SRAL altimeters. 

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Voyaging for the Sentinels

09 March 2018

Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans.

Sentinel-2 images the globe every 5 days

09 March 2018

On 17 February 2018, the Sentinel-2 mission reached the 5-day global revisit periodicity, thus fully exploiting the two satellite units of the constellation.

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