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This timelapse video shows the Sentinel-3B satellite being prepared for liftoff on 25 April 2018 from Plesetsk in Russia. Sentinel-3B joined its twin, Sentinel-3A, in orbit.

Observations derived from Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery show that wave stresses—which can be highly variable—are important external forces on sea ice within a few hundred kilometres of the ice edge.

We would like to inform users that due to a planning uplink issue, the following short unavailability periods of satellite operations occurred on 22 May 2018:
  • Sentinel-1A, from 16:52 UTC to 19:00 UTC
  • Sentinel-1B, from 17:37 UTC to 18:22 UTC.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of Zambezi Delta on 28 September 2016. Zambezi Delta is located in Mozambique and is one of the most diverse and productive river delta systems in the world.
As part of ESA's Sentinel Ambassadors initiative, Ramón Torres, the Sentinel-1 project manager, returned to his old university, the Technical University of Madrid in Spain, to talk to students about his professional path into the space industry and to offer insight into ESA and Europe's Copernicus programme.
On 23 May 2018, a new Processing Baseline (02.08) will be deployed for Sentinel-2 L2A products. The first acquisitions featuring baseline 02.08 will be dated with 2018-05-23T09:50:00 and 2018-05-23T09:00:00 UTC sensing time for Sentinel2-A and Sentinel2-B, respectively.

As previously announced, a campaign has been planned for the Sentinel Open Data Access Hub and Copernicus Service Data Hub to republish the Sentinel-2A Level-1C products, from their historical format into the 'Complete Single Tile' format introduced in December 2016.

Data from the Sentinel-1 and -5P satellites of the European Union's Copernicus programme are being used to better understand the mechanisms behind volcanic eruptions and landslides in Central Africa.

We are pleased to publish the third Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This 2017 report takes up from where the 2016 report left off, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 01 December 2016 to 30 November 2017.
A routine decontamination activity of the Sentinel-2B MSI is planned to take place over a continuous period of 24-hours between 26 and 27 May, from 18:00 to 18:00 UTC (corresponding to the period between absolute orbits 6373 to 6387). During this temporal window, no MSI acquisition will take place.

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If you have a good story to tell, of how any of the Sentinel satellites are producing data that bring benefit to your work and/or to society, please contact the Sentinel Online Editor Malì Cecere at: mali.cecere@ejr-quartz.com with your proposals.