02 November 2010
ENVISAT has successfully been lowered into its new altitude. Between 22 October and 02 November ENVISAT was in Yaw Steering Mode (YSM). Since 2 November, 10:25 UTC, ENVISAT is in Stellar Yaw Steering Mode (SYSM), which is the nominal mode of operations.
03 November 2010
Realising a satellite mission is a complicated task, with many milestones to pass before data are delivered to advance our understanding of Earth. However, scientists will soon have access to precious information on ice thickness as the commissioning of ESA's CryoSat draws to a close.
04 November 2010
A year ago, ESA's SMOS satellite was launched to improve our knowledge of the water cycle. We are now not only closer to understanding more about Earth, but the novel technology employed by SMOS is clearly demonstrating a new way of monitoring Earth from space.
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans
Planning over Antarctica (French helicopter crash in Antarctica)
Image of the Week
This Envisat image features the manmade Lake Mead, located east of Las Vegas (visible) and west of the Grand Canyon along the border of the US states of Arizona (bottom, east of river) and Nevada (the rest).