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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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Major infrastructure maintenance on all Data Hubs: temporary data access provision

27 July 2017

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).

Update on temporary unavailability of Sentinel-2 data

18 July 2017

Referring to the news of 14 July 2017, users are informed that the dissemination of Sentinel-2B products in the Sentinel-2B PreOps Hub resumed in the morning on Monday 17 July.

Temporary unavailability of Sentinel-2B products in the data hub

14 July 2017

As a consequence of a ground segment anomaly, the publication of Sentinel-2B products in the S2B PreOps Hub is temporarily interrupted as of today 14 July, with last available products dated 13 July around 06:30 UTC sensing time. The data dissemination is expected to resume as of Monday 17 July.

Sentinel-1B unavailability

10 July 2017

Sentinel-1B was unavailable on 08 July 2017 between 05:21 UTC and 10:15 UTC, 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