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.

On 17 July and 21 September 2016, two unprecedented giant ice avalanches of 70 or 80 million m3, respectively, rushed down from two adjacent glaciers in Tibet with speeds of up to 300 km/h, over slopes as low as a few degrees.

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