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Issues in the Swarm Faceplate dataset at 16 Hz

15 March 2017

We inform the Swarm users that the Faceplate dataset at 16 Hz has the following caveats:

  • due to an initial misevaluation of the Faceplate area, an offset exists on the density. Users shall take into account that: Ne_true = 0.8 * Ne_data
  • due to a bug in computation, coordinates in the dataset are not correct. Users interested in precise geolocation are suggested to use the coordinates stored in the "Experimental 2 Hz product" and interpolate to 16 Hz. In the updated version of this dataset that will be available soon, the above mentioned issues will be fixed

In the updated version of this dataset that will be available soon, the above mentioned issues will be fixed.


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A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Brindisi, ItalyCrotone, Italy
With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite's first acquisition began over the Baltic Sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe, ending in northern Libya.