Today we are interviewing ESA's Dr Nuno Miranda, who is responsible for the quality of the data from the Sentinel-1 mission.

A series of earthquakes occurred in Central Italy on 18 January 2017. A Sentinel-1A acquisition covering the area is planned for today at approximately 17:00 UTC.

Related SLC products will be generated shortly after acquisition and made available on the various data hubs.

Due to a Sentinel-2 MMFU unavailability on 14 January 2017, data were lost between 13:58 and 17:02 UTC, impacting orbits 8172 to 8174.
Due to a planned on-board MMFU software update, Sentinel-2A data will not be available on 17 January from 02:04 UTC to 18:50 UTC.
The Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment initiative was introduced in 2011 by ESA and its Member States, to foster the Sentinel data exploitation in Europe .

Further to the announcement of 27 December 2016, Sentinel-2A MSI decontamination is now planned to take place between 09 January 2017, 07:30 UTC and 10 January 2017, 06:30 UTC.

Due to a planned MSI (MultiSpectral Instrument) decontamination, Sentinel-2A data will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours between 6 and 7 January 2017.

Further to the news of 20 December related to a Sentinel-3A OLCI anomaly, users are informed that nominal acquisitions resumed on 20 December 2016, 11:48 UTC.

Sentinel App season update

20 December 2016

A new update of the ESA Sentinel App is coming soon. The latest changes have brought us the acquisition plans and swath animations for Sentinel-1A, Sentinel-1B and Sentinel-2A, a powerful visualisation of Sentinel product availability on the geographic and temporal dimensions, the highlights of the Sentinel-1 mission achievements and even a more complete picture of the satellite surroundings in the 3D model section, with the Earth, the Moon, the Sun and the stars now visible.

Sentinel-3A OLCI anomaly

20 December 2016

Due to an instrument anomaly, the quality of Sentinel-3A OLCI L1 products has been degraded since 18 December 2016, 17:43.

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