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The Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) meeting is a forum for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 scientific and user community to present and share results of on-going activities related to validation of Sentinel-2 products and to foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams. The 4th S2VT meeting will be hosted in Darmstadt (Germany) at ESA-ESOC (European Space Operation Centre) premises from 3 to 5 March 2020.

Today, ESA and Spain's Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology signed an understanding that will boost Spain's access to Copernicus Sentinel data.
The Copernicus Open Access Hub experienced an unscheduled downtime on 26 November, from 05:00 to 07:00 UTC.

Italy has been victim of days-long flooding and high-tides, owing to the severe weather of the past weeks. Although forecasts do not promise an improvement just yet, the Copernicus Sentinels have teamed up to help monitor the situation.

Infrastructure security maintenance activities are scheduled on the data hubs on 26 and 27 November, and 3 and 4 December.

With reference to the news of 8 November, the final resolution of the ground segment contingency was implemented on 13 November, allowing a start to the recovery of missing Copernicus Sentinel-2A Level-1C and Level-2A products.

A routine decontamination activity of the Copernicus Sentinel-2B MSI is planned to take place over a continuous period of 24-hours between 25/11/2019 10:00 and 26/11/2019 10:00 UTC (corresponding approximately to the period between absolute orbits 14205 to 14219). During this temporal window no MSI acquisition will take place.

Due to a planned maintenance at Ground Segment level on 13 November, both Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Copernicus Sentinel-3B OLCI Near Real Time products from 09:15 to 11:00 UTC could be delayed.
Copernicus Sentinel-1A was unavailable on 11 November from 15:34 to 18:46 UTC, due to a Payload Data Handling and Transmission (PDHT) sub-system anomaly.

Following yesterday's news, an intermediate solution was put in place that allowed nominal production to resume for Copernicus Sentinel-2A Level-1C and Level-2A products as of orbit 22863 with sensing time 21:47 UTC on 7 November.

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