A maintenance activity on the core infrastructure hosting the data hub services, is planned on the following days:

  • Monday 06/06/2022 from 06:00 to 16:00 UTC

  • Tuesday 07/06/2022 from 06:00 to 16:00 UTC

During this period, service interruptions and publication delay for all Copernicus Sentinel-1,Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 products, might occasionally occur on the following hubs:

The Sentinel-5P Pre-Operations Data Hub will not be affected by the maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause to your activities.

We are pleased to publish the seventh Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report.

This report for 2021 follows directly on from the 2020 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 (referred to as Y2021).

By the end of the reporting period, the Sentinel Data Access System was supporting over 490,000 registered users, a daily publication rate of almost 33,000 user-level data/day, and an average daily download volume of 203 TiB. A total of 491 million user-level data had been downloaded by users since the start of data access operations, consisting of a total data volume of 320 PiB (80.5 PiB of them was downloaded during Y2021 alone). The report provides the detailed statistics behind these numbers, as well as examining the demographics of users, the status of agreements with collaborative and international partners, the challenges and solutions found by the Data Access Operations team in publishing and disseminating such huge volumes of data and evolving the System to cope with them, and the outlook for the future.

The 2021 Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report is available here.

A freely accessible remote sensing analysis platform whose user base has continued to expand since its launch 2014 is expected to reach one million downloads during this week’s Living Planet Symposium, according to the ESA engineers that oversee the tool’s operation and development.

This comes as they finalise an updated version of the virtual tool, slated for release next week.

Copernicus Sentinel-1A was unavailable between 16:21 UTC on 23 May 2022 and 08:03 UTC on 24 May 2022, due to a SAR anomaly.

No data were generated during this period.

Due to predicted outage for S3B In-Plane manoeuvre #060, SLSTR products degradation is expected for sensing time from 24/05/2022T07:45:39 to 24/05/2022T07:55:43.

The Living Planet Symposium will take place from 23 to 27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany, and ESA is taking the opportunity to invite feedback on its services with an online survey. Your feedback will help improve the range and quality of the data and services offered.

Complete the survey.

Take 10 minutes of your time to share your experience in using data from ESA's Earth Explorers, ESA and Third Party Heritage Missions, Third Party Missions, Copernicus Sentinel Missions and Copernicus Contributing Missions and let ESA know of any future needs you may have.

Participants to the Living Planet Symposium will receive a reward when visiting the Welcome Desk at the ESA booth. Simply complete the survey and you will receive a code, which you need to present at the booth.

Thank you for sharing your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you at the Living Planet Symposium.

Due to predicted outage for S3A In-Plane manoeuvre #066, SLSTR products degradation is expected for sensing time from 18/05/2022T06:03:24 to 18/05/2022T06:13:28.

An in-situ sea ice monitoring campaign that was completed off the west coast of Greenland is set to help reinforce confidence in data delivered by Copernicus Sentinel-3. To collect the sea ice measurements, scientists used a conventional aircraft that carries observation systems, as well as new technologies, such as monitoring buoy and a drone equipped with radar and imaging instruments. The campaign – which was led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – formed part of the St3TART project, an initiative led by science engineering firm NOVELTIS that facilitates the production of high-quality, robust information from the Sentinel-3 mission of the European Union’s Copernicus Programme.

Due to Copernicus Sentinel-3B DORIS Software Update activity, SRAL products degradation is expected for the following sensing times: from 24/05/2022T08:20:00 to 24/05/2022T08:22:00 and from 25/05/2022T07:55:00 to 25/05/2022T07:57:00.

Collision avoidance manoeuvres were executed on Sentinel-1A to reduce the risk of collision with a Cosmos-1408 debris (1982), potentially occurring on 16 May 2022 at 22:55 UTC.

Five Sentinel-1A data download links through the European Data Relay Satellite System (EDRS), taking place between 18:00 UTC on 16 May 2022 and 06:15 UTC on 17 May 2022, had to be cancelled due to these orbit manoeuvres.

SAR acquisitions taking place slightly before and during this period may have been affected.

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Calling on all interested users of Sentinel data, who would like to submit their results, turning their experiences into 'success stories'.

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 Editors at: with your proposals.