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Envisat - Inconsistencies in the GOMOS UFP datasets (User Friendly Products)

09 May 2017

Inconsistencies in the new GOMOS User Friendly Products (UFP) datasets in netCDF-4 format have been detected in the following variables:

  • The time variables (time, time_start, time-end) 
  • The mpv-variable

Corrective actions are ongoing. In the meantime the data access is suspended. Users will be informed upon availability of the corrected GOMOS UFP datasets.


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First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser

 12 June 2017

With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
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The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.