Minimize Use Typologies and available Services

This section identifies the Sentinel use typologies and the corresponding services/data access as well as the preliminary steps to accessing Sentinel data.

Minimize Use typologies and dedicated access

The following use typologies are defined for access to Sentinel data:

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Minimize Latest News

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

16 November 2017

Due to a Ground Segment anomaly on 14 November 2017, some data were lost for Sentinel-3A. The absolute sensing orbit involved were 9079 and 9080, i.e. relative orbits 251 and 252 of cycle 24.

Complete Sentinel-2B production now available on the Open Hub

09 November 2017

As anticipated on 6 October 2017, we are pleased to announce that the complete Sentinel-2B production is now available on the Open Hub with the same ingestion date and unique identifier as the Sentinel-2B Pre-operational Hub.

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

08 November 2017

Due to Radio Frequency Interference events with other spacecraft on 24 August and 11 and 13 September 2017, some data was lost for Sentinel-3A during the downlink orbits 7914, 8172 and 8194.

Temporary publication delay of Sentinel-2A products in the Data Hubs

31 October 2017

As a consequence of a ground segment anomaly, the availability of Sentinel-2A products in the data hubs is delayed as of today, 31 October 2017.

Minimize Use Typologies and Available Services

The Sentinel Data Access Infrastructure has been adapted to the needs of the different user typologies, production, archiving and retrieval systems and facilities being operated by ESA, Eumetsat, ESA Member States (MS) or International Partners for the different typologies of data use.

No registration is required for discovery and view services while it is a prerequisite to download Sentinel data. Registration is free of charge.

The available services for each typology of use are listed in the table below.

Use Typology

Free data access to:

Access Points

Service commitment

Copernicus Services

  • NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Different missions archives, including long term
  • On-demand production
  • Access via user available bandwidth to the Copernicus Space Component dissemination backbone
  • EUMETCAST access for Sentinel-3 marine products
  • Dedicated data sets generation (CORE DATASETS e.g. land coverage)
  • Possibility of requesting on-demand production (ADDITIONAL DATASETS)
  • Full time access to emergency services (24h/7/365, incl. rush mode) (for authorized users)
  • Service Desk support through dedicated user account management
  • CCMs data, according to CSCDA Terms and Conditions

- ESA & EUMETSAT catalogues & dedicated servers
- EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Committed performances

ESA/EU MS National Use

  • A dedicated rolling archive of the NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth with committed reliability and performances 
  • Dedicated support for limited on-request data set generation or on-demand processing

Rolling archive Data Hub server supporting dedicated product discovery and ftp & http downloads

Targeted performances to support ESA/EU Member States

Scientific Use and other use (e.g. commercial, outreach, public)

  • A dedicated rolling archive of a consolidated production baseline  (products availability may be deferred)
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth ensuring gateway to the scientific GEANT backbone
  • Access configured to avoid resources saturation resulting from massive downloads by a limited user community  (e.g. maximum number of parallel downloads, maximum volume per retrieval,…)

Rolling archive server supporting dedicated product discovery and http downloads, EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Shared and open resources for scientific and other use accesses

International agreements

  • A dedicated rolling archive of the NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth with committed reliability and performances 
  • Dedicated support for limited on-request data set generation or on-demand processing

Rolling archive server supporting dedicated product discovery and ftp & http downloads, EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Targeted performances to support EU International Agreements