Active for decades, Kīlauea volcano - on Hawaii's Big Island - erupted on 4 May. The island also experienced a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the same day, forcing thousands to leave their homes.

We would like to inform the users that the Sentinel-1B satellite was unavailable on 13 May 2018 from 11:29 to 13:08 UTC, due to the need to reset the Payload Data Handling and Transmission (PDHT) system.

Launched on 25 April 2018, the Sentinel-3B satellite has already delivered impressive first images from its ocean and land colour instrument and from its radiometer. It has now also delivered data from its altimeter – which means that all of the instruments are working well.

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

The Sentinel-1 auxiliary files are now available to users on The access is open to all users available both via FTP and HTTP (use of FTP is recommended).

Due to a ground segment anomaly which occurred on the evening of 05 May and was resolved on the morning of 07 May, the availability of some Sentinel-2 products has been delayed in the Data Hubs.
Following the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii and the associated earthquakes, the Sentinel-1 observation plan has been amended to allow interferometry at 6 days in ascending and descending geometry, utilising the Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B satellites.
An updated version of the Level-1B product notice for Sentinel-3 SLSTR has been released. The new version contains an update to better explain a limitation with Bayesian/probabilistic cloud screening.
Users are informed that a blocking incident occurred on the Open Access and Copernicus Services Data Hubs today with a downtime of approximately 44 minutes from 08:18 to 09:02 UTC.
Due to a ground segment anomaly, the availability of Sentinel-2 L1C products was delayed in the data hubs on 29 April 2018.

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