The following announcements have been provided by ESA with regards to the SEDAS portal and data within it.


12 October 2017 – Sentinel-1 product format update

Sentinel-1 users are reminded that a minor change in the Sentinel-1 product format will occur by end of 2017/beginning of 2018 and are invited to check the new product specifications and sample products available here.


12 October 2017 – Forthcoming format evolution and new processing baseline for Sentinel-2 Level-1C products

Users are informed that Sentinel-2 Level-1C products will start being distributed with a slightly updated format as of 23 October 2017.

This small evolution features the following main changes:

  • An update of the product-level Metadata file in the structure holding the quality control report summary references
  • An update of the ‘Product Discriminator’ trailer of the product name and filename

Detailed information including highlights on the changes implemented is provided in the updated Sentinel-2 Products Specification Document (PSD version 14.3) . Corresponding XSD schemas are also provided with the PSD v. 14.3 document as attachment.

Furthermore, a new L1C sample product is available for download.

As of the 23 October, the routine production featuring this evolution will tag every product with the new processing baseline number 02.06 reported in the product filename and metadata.

The SNAP Software and Sen2Cor processor are being aligned in parallel to the new format and will be made available by mid-October. Backward compatibility with previous formats will be maintained.


06 October 2017 – Please note that the Sentinel-1 products acquired within the following sensing times for Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B presented a degraded geolocation accuracy:

  • Sentinel-1A: 2017/09/06 18:57:47 UTC – 2017/09/07 08:07:45 UTC
  • Sentinel-1B: 2017/09/06 18:07:43 UTC – 2017/09/07 07:17:41 UTC

Detailed information is available in the corresponding quality disclaimers:

A new version of hte impacted products, using correct orbital information, will be available for download starting from today.


04 October 2017 – Sentinel Data Access Annual Report 2016 

In the process of a review by ESA, a mistake has been corrected in the Sentinel Data Access Annual Report 2016, at page 38, concerning the size of the ‘Commercial’ user group registered on the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

The updated version 1.2 of the Report can be downloaded here.


01 October 2017 – Dismission of ColHub Node 2 old address 

  • The old Node 2 address will no longer be operational starting from the 1st of October 2017.
  • The new Node 2 address has been operational since the 27th of July 2017 and provides access, with the same credentials, to the last two weeks of:-Sentinel-1A, Sentinel-1B Near Real Time and Non Time Critical data
    -Sentinel-2A L1C data.


27 September 2017 – Recovery of Sentinel-1 publication backlog on the Data Hubs

  • Users are informed that there has been a delay on the publication of Sentinel-1 products since Saturday 23 2017 at 5:00 UTC up to Tuesday 26 2017 at 20:00 UTC because of an infrastructure performance issue.
  • The products publication backlog has been recovered as per today 27 September 2017

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