Referring to our news of 08 August, the anomaly affecting the production of the Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B data acquired at the Inuvik ground station relates to forest fires in the North West Territories, Canada, that have damaged the communication network link between the station and the European mainland infrastructure where the data is processed.
This contingency is being managed by a reconfiguration of the Copernicus X-Band stations network with the introduction of Matera (Italy) and Maspalomas (Spain) ground stations to mitigate the temporary disruption in Inuvik nominal operations.
The Sentinel-2 satellites are being replanned accordingly to use these stations, and so recover a near-nominal end-to-end service with a corresponding reconfiguration of the acquisition and production services.
On the basis of this new configuration:
Some additional latency in product availability may be observed in this transition period. Also, some minor reduction in the observation scenario of both Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B is to be expected. The related KML files in line with the new temporary configuration are available here respectively for Sentinel-A and Sentinel-2B.
The data acquired at Inuvik from the 07 August afternoon up to the above-mentioned reconfiguration dates are not lost and will be processed and made available once the communication network link is restored. The exhaustive list of the concerned datatakes is available here.
The situation is being monitored and steps are taken to continue mitigating the contingency with improvements in the configuration that will be gradually applied in the coming days.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to your activities.