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.
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.
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans
Planning over the Wisconsin (USA) Flood
Planning over the Minnesota (USA) Flood
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Earth Observation Events
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.
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.
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.
Earth Observation Resources
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.