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?

Due to a SLSTR contingency with a decontamination activity as a part of the recovery operations, SLSTR mission data will be unavailable during from 30 July to 07 August 2017.
The Sentinel-3 SLSTR instrument entered standby refuse mode at 14:33:21 on 30 July 2017 due to infrared band unavailability, causing data degradation.
OLCI calibration activities may result in data degradation on 8 and 15 August 2017.

The Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) has now entered the pre-operations phase.

The Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform  (C-TEP) has now entered the pre-operations phase.The existing pilot projects will be focused on exploitation of the Earth Observation data to generate and analyze indicators for aquaculture, water quality, integration of tools for information extraction from Earth Online data archives and altimetry analysis.

There will be a major maintenance of the Sentinels Data hub services on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. The maintenance window will start at 06:30 UTC (08:30 CEST) and is expected to finish at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST).

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is providing far more images than previous generations of synthetic aperture radar satellites, bringing many significant advantages. One of them is determining the difference between naturally-occurring and polluting oil on the ocean surface.

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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.