As anticipated in the Sentinel-2 Mission Status Report, ESA is pleased to confirm the forthcoming upgrade of Sentinel-2 products. This evolution includes major updates on the products format.

Following the Sentinel-1A on-board software maintenance activity related to the Payload Data Handling and Transmission system that was performed on 15 September 2021 a similar operation will be made on Sentinel-1B on 30 September 2021.


Referring to our former announcement of 3 September  anticipating the forthcoming evolution of the Sentinel-1 product format to version 3.9, it is clarified that the subject deployment is postponed and will hence not occur as initially planned on 21/09.

A Sentinel-1A on-board software maintenance activity related to the Payload Data Handling and Transmission system will be performed on 15 September 2021.

Due to an issue that occurred at PDGS level from 07 September 2021 18:00 UTC to 08 September 2021 07:30 UTC some Short Time Critical Copernicus Sentinel-3 products were missed.

We are pleased to publish the sixth Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This report for 2020 follows directly on from the 2019 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 (referred to as Y2020).

A minor evolution of the Sentinel-1 product format, in line with the product format version 3.9, will be introduced on 21.09.2021 for all newly generated products.

Due to a scheduled infrastructure maintenance on 06 September 2021 from 06:00 to 14:00 UTC, there might be delays in restoring Copernicus Sentinels products in offline status.

A maintenance activity has been scheduled on the Sentinel Users Bulletin Board on 31 August, from 08:00 to 10:00 UTC.

Multiple ground segment contingencies occurred on 22 and 23 August at network level, preventing the generation of several Copernicus Sentinel-2 products.

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