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Following the Christmas break, the Sentinel-3A satellite has been taken out of its storage container and woken up as the campaign to prepare it for launch resumes at the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome. Liftoff is set for 4 February.

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Following the upload of the MMFU (Mass Memory and Formatting Unit) software update, Sentinel-2A resumed nominal operations on 15th December evening and data are again systematically available onto the SciHub.
ESA would like to inform Sentinel-2 data users about the update on 15 December 2015 of the processing baseline of Level-1 products to 02.01.
ESA has ensured the continuation of the Sentinel-1 Earth observation satellite series for Europe's Copernicus environmental programme by ordering two more satellites.
Further to our previous message regarding an anomaly, Sentinel-2 data users are informed that the mission is expected to resume nominal operations on Wednesday 16 December in the early morning, after the upload of a MMFU (Mass Memory and Formatting Unit) software update.
Sentinel-2A is not operating nominally since the evening of 11 December 2015. This is due to an anomaly on the recording unit. Investigations are ongoing and nominal operations will resume as soon as possible.
On the 10  December 2015, the Scientific Data Hub changes domain name from: scihub.esa.int to scihub.copernicus.eu
A satellite unavailability is planned on 10 December 2015 from 07:30 UTC to 13:00 UTC for an on-board software maintenance. No SAR data will be acquired during this period.
ESA is pleased to announce the availability of Sentinel-2A orthorectified products in the Sentinel Data Hub.

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