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The Sentinel Data Access section provides high level information regarding the Copernicus Space Component Data Access (CSCDA) and introduces the Sentinels as Contributing Missions to the Data Access Portfolio. It guides the user through the process of registration to become a Copernicus user, further detailed in the Copernicus Data Access web portal, and focuses on the Sentinel products availability and access mechanisms.

As the data access infrastructure deployment proceeds, the content of this Data Access section will evolve to include the latest information.

Access to Sentinel data is free, full and open for the broad Regional, National, European and International user community; data access mechanisms have been tailored to address the different requirements of the various use typologies.

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Sentinel-3 planned out of plane orbit manoeuvre

07 December 2017

Due to a planned out of plane orbit manoeuvre foreseen for 13 December 2017, Sentinel-3 data from SLSTR, OLCI and SRAL will be impacted.

Plane orbit correction manoeuvres impacting Sentinel-3 data production

30 November 2017

Due to plane orbit correction manoeuvres that started on 29 November 2017 from 09:13 to 09:27 UTC, the following Sentinel-3 production problems occurred:

  • All SLSTR products from 09:08:25 UTC to 10:59:23 UTC are missing.
  • A possible degradation of data quality encountered on SRAL products during the time frame of the manoeuvre.
  • OLCI products should not be impacted as the instrument was not acquiring at the time.

Sentinel-2 data from 19 and 20 November recovered

22 November 2017

Referring to the news published on 20 November, we are pleased to inform users that the recovery of missing Sentinel-2 products on 19 and 20 November was completed last night, three days in advance of the original plan for recovery.

Sentinel-1B unavailability

22 November 2017

Sentinel-1B was unavailable from 20:48 UTC on 18 November until 10:02 UTC on 19 November 2017, due to a SAR anomaly. No data were generated during this period.

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The European Space Agency is operating the Copernicus Space Component for the implementation of EO data access from the fleet of satellites contributing to the programme.

Since 2008, access to data from over 40 European and international space missions operated by national agencies or commercial entities has been granted to eligible Copernicus Users. With the progressive availability of Starting in 2014, the dedicated Sentinel missions developed by ESA, are to become Copernicus Contributing Missions (CCMs), enlarging significantly the overall operational Earth Observation capability needed is considerably enlarged to support fulfil the needs of the Copernicus Services.

ESA implements and operates the Coordinated Data Access System (CDS) and the interfaces with all the Contributing Missions, for an harmonized data provision service to the Copernicus Users, and to support the building of the datasets defined within the Data Access Portfolio (DAP).

The Copernicus users access the EO data according to access rights defined per user category; the Data Access Portfolio (DAP) describes the data offer as a series of EO data collections (datasets) and the conditions (i.e. data licensing, ordering mechanisms, product types available, delivery timeliness, data access mechanisms) under which they are accessible.

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The Services Coordinated Interface (SCI) is the interface for all Copernicus Users for Sentinel users' support. In addition the Desk coordinates the provision and access to Contributing Missions data as defined in the Data Access Portfolio.

While Sentinel dedicated information is available in the present pages, the CSCDA website is the entry point for Copernicus Services to obtain information regarding the global data offer, available tools and data provisions status.

The SCI is available for support at EOSupport@copernicus.esa.int