As previously announced,all the products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P are now generated with improved processor versions, in particular there has been a major update of the L1B processor.

Copernicus Sentinel-1B was unavailable between 3 July 2021 at 15:26 UTC and 4 July 2021 at 10:27 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly.

No data were generated during this period.

As previously anticipated in an earlier news publication, a major update of the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5p) operational ground-processing system will be performed on the 5 July 2021, including upgraded L1B and L2 products.

Copernicus Sentinel-1B was unavailable on 30 June 2021 between 08:12 UTC and 19:14 UTC, due to a Payload Data Handling and Transmission (PDHT) sub-system software anomaly.

With reference to our previous announcement of 3 June 2021, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 L1C and L2A products will tag the new Processing Baseline 03.01 and will start being disseminated as of 30 June 2021.

Following the successful execution of the new SAR Wave Mode beam 2 configuration allowing for an increased performance a set of operations will be performed on 29 June 2021 for Sentinel-1A and on 1 July 2021 for Sentinel-1B, to make permanent (in EEPROM) the new settings on the onboard SAR database.

At the end of April, an iceberg with its longest axis of about 7.3 nm had been observed by Copernicus Sentinel-1 as it approached eastwards through the Scotia Sea, towards Saunders Island in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

The drift of the iceberg was tracked since then, showing a rather surprising course. Both SAR and optical sensor images have presented interesting oceanographic and atmospheric phenomena, offering synchronous information over such large areas, which would not have been achieved by normal spot observations/measurements.

Due to an anomaly in the ground segment the Sentinel data from orbits 19116 to 19117 have been not acquired and will be not processed.

A maintenance activity on the core infrastructure hosting the data hub services, is planned for 24 of June, from 04:00 to 16:00 UTC.

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 Wave Mode performance will be improved with a change performed on the beam 2, by optimising the antenna configuration. This change is characterised by a higher incidence angle of beam 2 (equivalent to swath 4 of the Stripmap mode) and new antenna gain settings, that will allow a substantial gain on the Signal to Noise Ratio.

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