As per the announcement on 04 August, we are pleased to inform the users that the anomaly occurred in the Svalbard processing chain on 02 August has been resolved and nominal Level-1 production was resumed on 08 August at 16:00 UTC.

Further to the earlier announcement of Sentinel-3 OCLI calibration activities, we would like to inform the users that due to an OLCI S09 calibration, the nominal OLCI mission data acquisition will be interrupted on 15 August from 08:59:20 UTC to 09:05:20 UTC.


Maintenance activities are foreseen on Open Hub (including API Hub) on Wednesday 09 August 2017 from 8:30 CEST (6:30 UTC) to 18:30 CEST (16:30 UTC).
Due to a SLSTR contingency with a decontamination activity as a part of the recovery operations, SLSTR mission data was unavailable during the periods in the table below.
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea on 20 July 2017, affecting the Greek island of Kos and Bodrum in south-west Turkey. Images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission were used to map the ground deformation, providing valuable data for analysis.
As a consequence of a ground segment anomaly in the Svalbard processing chain, the availability of Sentinel-2 products in the data hubs is severely impacted since 01 August 2017.
Sentinel-1A was unavailable on 3 August 2017 between 13:30 UTC and 14:07 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly. No data were generated during this period.

Sentinel-1B was unavailable on 02 August 2017 between 14:21 UTC and 17:32 UTC, due to  a PDHT anomaly.

Thanks to the satellite era, we recently witnessed the birth of one of the biggest icebergs on record. While the breakup of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf hit the headlines around the world, this dramatic event also presents scientists with a unique opportunity to learn more about ice-sheet stability.

Humans started to cultivate land around 10,000 years ago, so we must be pretty good at it by now. However, environmental concerns, sustainability, quotas, subsidies and paperwork make farming more challenging than ever. Satellites offer a solution to many of these problems, but how does the ordinary farmer tap into their potential?

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