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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.

The restoration service of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 long term archived products has been temporarily suspended for an infrastructure anomaly since 16:00 UTC, 31 January 2020.

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