Further to our news of 29 September on the forthcoming evolution of the Sentinel-2 products with Processing Baseline 04.00, users are invited to verify the compatibility of their application with sample products made available.

Collision avoidance manoeuvres will be executed on Copernicus Sentinel-1B to reduce the risk of collision with an Iridium 33 fragmentation debris, potentially occurring on 2 October 2021.

Following the Copernicus Sentinel-1B on-board software maintenance activity executed on 30 September 2021, a further maintenance operation had to be performed on 1 October 2021.

Following a scheduled SLSTR Blackbody (BB) Crossover Test activity executing on the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B SLSTR instrument all the related user products may be degraded for a short period of time.

As anticipated in the Sentinel-2 Mission Status Report, ESA is pleased to confirm the forthcoming upgrade of Sentinel-2 products. This evolution includes major updates on the products format.

Following the Sentinel-1A on-board software maintenance activity related to the Payload Data Handling and Transmission system that was performed on 15 September 2021 a similar operation will be made on Sentinel-1B on 30 September 2021.


Referring to our former announcement of 3 September  anticipating the forthcoming evolution of the Sentinel-1 product format to version 3.9, it is clarified that the subject deployment is postponed and will hence not occur as initially planned on 21/09.

A Sentinel-1A on-board software maintenance activity related to the Payload Data Handling and Transmission system will be performed on 15 September 2021.

Due to an issue that occurred at PDGS level from 07 September 2021 18:00 UTC to 08 September 2021 07:30 UTC some Short Time Critical Copernicus Sentinel-3 products were missed.

We are pleased to publish the sixth Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This report for 2020 follows directly on from the 2019 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 (referred to as Y2020).

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