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Due to decontamination activities of the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) instrument on Copernicus Sentinel-3B, SLSTR products will be degraded and/or missing within the sensing time window of 11 to 17 April 2019.

Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is the fact that the rate of rise has been accelerating over the last few years. Taking measurements of the height of the sea surface is essential to monitoring this worrying trend – and the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission is on the way to being ready to do just this.

A corrective maintenance to fix a problem on the Copernicus Open Access Hub, caused a service interruption on 11 April from 09:59 to 11:35 UTC.

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961, raising sea level by 27 mm.

Due to an issue at Ground Segment level on 5 April 2019, following Near Real Time/Short Time Critical and Non Time critical Copernicus Sentinel-3A data have been missed:

  • SLSTR  from 20190405T12:04:47 UTC to 20190405T12:38:14 UTC (gap propagated to entire SYN chain)
  • SRAL from 20190405T12:04:47 UTC to 20190405T12:29:45 UTC
  • OLC from 20190405T12:04:47 UTC to 20190405T12:14:43 UTC.

All Copernicus Sentinel-2A products related to orbit 19751 with sensing time between 06:50:06 and 07:52:24 UTC on 4 April are affected by a considerable geolocation inaccuracy due to a collision avoidance manoeuvre, which was executed between 06:23:05 and 08:22:17.

Due to a ground segment anomaly related to the handling of an IERS bulletin update, the following Copernicus Sentinel-5P orbits have not been processed in the NRT timeliness: orbit 7612 to 7616 inclusive.

NO2 data from Copernicus Sentinel-5P are now processed with an improved processor (version 01.03.00).

ESA informs users of the publication of the Sentinel-3 Annual Performance Reports for the year 2018.

The reports are available in the relevant document library:

A direct link to the reports is also available from the 'Key Resources' portlet.

We are pleased to announce the publication of commissioning data on the Open Hub, covering a gap on users' hub, following the official release of Copernicus Sentinel-3B Synthetic Aperture Radar Altimeter (SRAL) products on December 2018.

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