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CryoSat NetCDF Ocean Products release schedule

04 September 2017

Following the publication of some intermediary data samples, CryoSat scientific users are informed that ESA is progressing towards the operational release of the new Ocean Products in NetCDF format.

After the analysis of the test data, it has been decided to apply some minor changes to a few variable attributes (e.g. names). Consequently, it is now envisaged that the initial operational products will be available by October 2017.

It is further noted that the availability of the NOP production may be further delayed for operational reasons.


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Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing

14 September 2017

With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia's Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe's next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.
Sentinel-5P being lifted into position
The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at Plesetsk in northern Russia for almost two weeks. So far, it has been taken out of its transport container, positioned for testing and engineers have started ticking off the jobs on the long ‘to do' list.