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EO Help service closed on 03 June 2011

30 May 2011

The EO Help and Order Desk service will be unavailable on Friday 03 June, 2011 due to the ESA-ESRIN Ascension Day holiday closure.

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GOCE Mass property file updated

30 May 2011

The file shows the evolution of the GOCE mass properties due to Xenon and Nitrogen propellant consumption since launch.

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Planning activities


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

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
07-Jun-2011 84334 24 783 - 837
10-Jun-2011 84377 24 783 - 837
13-Jun-2011 84420 24 783 - 837
16-Jun-2011 84463 24 783 - 837

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • SCIAMACHY from 26 May 2011 16:48:57 to 28 May 2011 08.08.43 UTC
Following a planned Blackbody cross-over test the below instrument unavailability period has been registered:
  • AATSR from 25 May 2011 10:46:03 to 27 May 2011 11:12:11 UTC

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Cloud of volcanic ash

This Envisat image shows a large cloud of ash north-east of Scotland that has been carried by winds from Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano about 1,000km away.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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NEST InSAR course 2011

26 September 2011 - 27 September 2011

ESA is organising the NEST InSAR 2 day course devoted to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) and its InSAR capability.

The Course will be hosted in Frascati, Italy on 26-27 September 2011, just after the Fringe 2011 workshop.

Application deadline: 08 July 2011

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VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America

26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 2011