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Following the successful execution of the new SAR Wave Mode beam 2 configuration allowing for an increased performance a set of operations will be performed on 29 June 2021 for Sentinel-1A and on 1 July 2021 for Sentinel-1B, to make permanent (in EEPROM) the new settings on the onboard SAR database.

At the end of April, an iceberg with its longest axis of about 7.3 nm had been observed by Copernicus Sentinel-1 as it approached eastwards through the Scotia Sea, towards Saunders Island in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

The drift of the iceberg was tracked since then, showing a rather surprising course. Both SAR and optical sensor images have presented interesting oceanographic and atmospheric phenomena, offering synchronous information over such large areas, which would not have been achieved by normal spot observations/measurements.

Due to an anomaly in the ground segment the Sentinel data from orbits 19116 to 19117 have been not acquired and will be not processed.

A maintenance activity on the core infrastructure hosting the data hub services, is planned for 24 of June, from 04:00 to 16:00 UTC.

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 Wave Mode performance will be improved with a change performed on the beam 2, by optimising the antenna configuration. This change is characterised by a higher incidence angle of beam 2 (equivalent to swath 4 of the Stripmap mode) and new antenna gain settings, that will allow a substantial gain on the Signal to Noise Ratio.

A contingency at ground segment level occurred on the evening of 17 June, preventing the generation of several Copernicus Sentinel-2 products. The issue has been fixed early in the morning on 18 June and nominal operations has resumed.

The latest release of the SLSTR L2 LST products includes two new evolutions: i) scientifically meaningful and traceable LST uncertainties; and ii) an improved snow masking scheme designed to benefit the retrieval of LST. Both evolutions are detailed in the Product Notice accompanying the release.

We are pleased to announce new processing baseline 2.77-A and 1.55-B for Copernicus Sentinel-3

Due to an issue occurred at Ground Segment level, the Near Real Time Copernicus Sentinel-3B SLSTR Level 1 and Level2 products starting from around sensing time 14-06-2021 06:45:00 UTC to 08:30:00 UTC will be delayed.

Due to a ground segment anomaly in processing, the Sentinel-5P near real time (NRTI) and non time critical (OFFL) production of HCHO maybe missing or have reduced quality since 5th June 2021. The anomaly was caused by an interruption of the background calibration.

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