I understand the frustration with ESA errors. That is why we moved to AWS 2 years ago after 5 months of frustration. The cart got ahead of the horse.
We are reevaluating our script and I hope its our issue, but at the same time the non availability of certain scene tiles is very suspicious when we have just run batches from a few tiles to a couple hundred with no issues.
I appreciate your efforts. Its just that we have customers needs that requires us to deliver a commercial product which we have done for 24 years, We know this industry very well and have built server image cloud delivery systems since 2003.
The movement of easy satellite imagery access from R&D to commercial creates a whole set of challenges and value. If this industry is going to grow properly then the image sources needed to address commercial operations must be done correctly in a timely and consistent manner .
We have seen the erratic delivery of Sentinel data after the press release says different. I can not deal with hype. My customers do not allow me that option.
Quality control in all levels is very much required. I am a problem solver. That is why I am still in the satellite imagery business after 24 years. When logic clashes with output then I get in the mix, That is why I am asking the questions, because many time programmers have thought I was wrong, but they were not using basic logic.
My 2 cents!