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Collision avoidance manoeuvres were executed on Sentinel-1B to reduce the risk of collision with an old third stage rocket fragmentation debris, potentially occurring at 01:24 UTC on 8 July 2019.
Researchers of a Swiss company are testing Copernicus Sentinel-1 data to better calibrate the Enhanced SAR Vegetation Index (ESVI) for drought conditions, which could help insurance plans for farmers.
As a result of three planned instrument special operations on the Copernicus Sentinel-3A spacecraft, additional OLCI scientific data over high latitude regions have been acquired for 9 not consecutive sensing orbits.

With reference to the news published on 31 January 2020, users are informed that the retrieval of Copernicus Sentinel-1 offline products from the Long Term Archives has been resumed on the following dates:

  • APIHub: 3 February 2020 at 11:00 UTC
  • SciHub: 11 February 2020 at 13:40 UTC.

Due to a Copernicus Sentinel-3A SLSTR instrument anomaly on 3 February and consequent recovery actions executed on the instrument all the related user products are unavailable or degraded in the following UTC sensing time intervals:

  • 3 February 03:06 to 3 February 10:44: IR channels are degraded (instrument anomaly)
  • 3 February 10:44 to 7 February 15:37: IR channels are unavailable (recovery action)
  • 3 February 15:42 to 7 February 15:37: VIS channels unavailable (recovery action)
  • 7 February 15:37 to 12 February 00:00: IR channels are invalid and some VIS products may be degraded (recovery action).

Infrastructure Security Maintenance activities are scheduled on:

  • Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February
  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March

A recent study was carried out comparing NASA's FIRMS data with Copernicus Sentinel data, resulting in Copernicus Sentinel-1 data particularly detecting wildfires in Australia.

Due to a Copernicus Sentinel-3A SLSTR instrument anomaly and consequent recovery action executed on 3 February, related user products will be unavailable or degraded between 3 and 9 February.

Some Copernicus Sentinel-2B planned acquisitions have been lost due to a collision avoidance manoeuvre executed on 31 January and 1 February. In particular, the orbits 15166, 15168, 15170 and 15171 have been impacted by this activity.

Due to a planned maintenance at ground segment level, the restoration service of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 long term archived products will be temporary suspended as of 04 February around 8:00 UTC preventing the retrieval of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 offline products from all data hubs. The service will be resumed by the end of the same day.

We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause to your activities.

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