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Following the previous news on the Sentinel-1B anomaly that occurred on 23 December 2021, the resuming of the operations was carefully prepared including the on-board configuration changes preventing the anomaly to occur again.

However, during the preparation of the recovery operations, it became clear that the initial anomaly was a consequence of a potential serious problem related to a unit of the power system of the Sentinel-1B satellite. The operations performed over the last days did not allow to reactivate so far a power supply function required for the radar operations.

Further investigations to identify and remedy the root cause will be performed over the next days.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Users are informed that from 08:00 to 18:00 UTC of the 04th of January 2022 there will be a maintenance activity on the Open Access Hub (SciHub and APIHub).
During the maintenance window user might experiencing short download interruptions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause to your activities.

Copernicus Sentinel-1A was unavailable between 24/12/2021 19:32 UTC and 25/12/2021 12:08 UTC, due to an onboard software anomaly.

No SAR data were acquired during this period. Data acquisitions taking place indicatively within 2 hours before this period may have been affected.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Copernicus Sentinel-1B is unavailable since 23 December 2021 at 06:53 UTC, no data are being generated.

Following the related news of 23 December 2021, detailed investigations have taken place. Specific actions will be performed over the next days to implement an onboard configuration change that will prevent the re-occurrence of the anomaly (that could result in satellite safety risks).
This requires simulations and system validation activities on ground, before upload to the satellite.

This satellite unavailability period may potentially last up to 2 weeks, however all efforts to shorten this unavailability are being deployed.

Further news will be issued on the recovery operations, we apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Copernicus Sentinel-1B is unavailable since 23 December 2021 at 06:53 UTC, no data are being generated.
An anomaly occurred onboard, that will require some time for detailed analyses.
The satellite is in a nominal mode, the SAR has been temporarily switched off. Further news will be issued on the recovery operations.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

We are pleased to report that the Sentinel-5P Products Algorithm Laboratory (S5P-PAL) system provides a reprocessed consistent Sentinel-5P (S5P) TROPOMI NO2 product (processed with the same processor – version 2.3.1) for the time period 1 May 2018 to 14 November 2021.

This data set has been generated to allow consistent data analysis (e.g. trends in COVID-19 impact on air pollution) over the above mentioned time period.

This NO2 reprocessed dataset is made available through the S5P-PAL data portal at: https://data-portal.s5p-pal.com.

We are pleased to report that the Sentinel-5P Products Algorithm Laboratory (S5P-PAL) system provides a reprocessed consistent Sentinel-5P (S5P) TROPOMI NO2 product (processed with the same processor – version 2.3.1) for the time period 1 May 2018 to 14 November 2021.

This data set has been generated to allow consistent data analysis (e.g. trends in COVID-19 impact on air pollution) over the above mentioned time period.

This NO2 reprocessed dataset is made available through the S5P-PAL data portal at: https://data-portal.s5p-pal.com

We are pleased to announce the release of a new processing baseline [2.79-A and 1.57-B] for Copernicus Sentinel-3 concerning the following products:

  • OL_2_LFR in NRT and NTC timeliness

 

Information about the changes and the characterisation of the new L2 Land products is available in the following product notice:

 

The new processing baseline has been released on the 16th of December 2021.

The latest release of the OLCI L2 Land products includes two new evolutions:

  • The OLCI Global Vegetation Index (OGVI) product has been renamed according to its scientific definition: Green Instantaneous Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Available Radiation (GIFAPAR)

  • All variables containing uncertainty estimates associated to geophysical products have been renamed to better reflect their content: var_err is renamed as var_unc, where var is any geophysical product.

The content of the product is otherwise unchanged and remains fully consistent with the previous Processing Baseline.

Both evolutions are detailed in the Product Notice accompanying the release.

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.

Due to Copernicus Sentinel-3A orbit correction manoeuvre, SLSTR IR, MWR, SRAL, DORIS products degradation is expected for sensing time from 15/12/2021T07:29:18 to 15/12/2021T08:03:50 and also SLSTR VIS from 15/12/2021T07:29:18 to 15/12/2021T07:31:06.

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