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GOCE fully operational again

30 September 2010

Following recovery from a glitch that prevented ESA's GOCE gravity mission from sending any scientific data to the ground, the satellite has been gently brought back down to its operational altitude and resumed normal service - delivering the most detailed gravity data to date.

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Envisat orbital change starting on 22 October 2010

29 September 2010

An important Envisat orbit change will be performed starting on 22 October - More information on how Envisat operations are planned until December 2010 is available.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Planning over the Wisconsin (USA) Flood

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
28-Sep-2010 44855 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Planning over the Minnesota (USA) Flood

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
01-Oct-2010 44898 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
05-Oct-2010 44955 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
07-Oct-2010 44977 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
02-Oct-2010 44908 ASA_IM_IS4_VV

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
08-Oct-2010 44991 ASA_WS_VV
08-Oct-2010 44998 ASA_WS_VV
09-Oct-2010 45005 ASA_WS_VV
10-Oct-2010 45020 ASA_WS_VV
11-Oct-2010 45034 ASA_WS_VV
11-Oct-2010 45041 ASA_WS_VV
12-Oct-2010 45048 ASA_WS_VV

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
06-Oct-2010 80841 326 3105 - 3303
07-Oct-2010 80849 334 405 - 477
08-Oct-2010 80870 355 2799 - 3303
09-Oct-2010 80877 362 423 - 513
09-Oct-2010 80884 369 2979- 3303
11-Oct-2010 80906 391 495- 567
11-Oct-2010 80913 398 3069- 3267
12-Oct-2010 80920 405 423- 523
12-Oct-2010 80927 412 2979- 3231

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Russia's '24-hour-bite'

This radar Envisat image features Russia's Volga Delta and the Caspian Sea.

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Advanced course on RADAR Polarimetry 2011

17 January 2011 - 21 January 2011

ESA is organising the 1st Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, a devoted course on SAR Polarimetry, Polarimetric Interferometry and its applications. The course will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 17-21 January 2011.

PhD students from European countries and Canada, interested in Radar polarimetry, are invited to attend. Subject to availability, Principal Investigators and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply.

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POLinSAR 2011

24 January 2011 - 28 January 2011

The European Space Agency is organising POLinSAR 2011, the 5th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, which will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 24-28 January 2011.

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CryoSat Validation Workshop 2011

1 February 2011 - 3 February 2011

The second international CryoSat Workshop will take place on 1-3 February 2011 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy. Further information including workshop objectives, deadlines, registration and abstract submission can be found on the workshop website.

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NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) release 4A - 1.6 available

The Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) is a toolbox for reading, post-processing, analysing and visualising data of ESA SAR missions and Third Party missions starting from Level 1 data. Distributed as fully open source, NEST easily allows users the development of new readers and post-processors for SAR data by means of an Application Programming Interface (API).

The new version NEST 4A - 1.6 is now released.