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GOCE giving new insights into Earth's gravity

29 June 2010

The first global gravity model based on GOCE satellite data has been presented at ESA's Living Planet Symposium. ESA launched GOCE in March 2009 to map Earth's gravity with unprecedented accuracy and resolution.

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Envisat orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) - Return to operation

07 July 2010

Following the planned orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) which was executed from 5 - 6 July 2010, the precise unavailability periods for the affected instruments are now available.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
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Planning over the Nevado del Huila Volcano, Colombia

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
20-Jul-2010 43852 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
21-July-2010 43867 ASA_WS_VV
24-July-2010 43903 ASA_WS_VV
24-July-2010 43910 ASA_WS_VV
27-July-2010 43946 ASA_WS_VV
27-July-2010 43953 ASA_WS_VV
28-July-2010 43960 ASA_WS_VV
28-July-2010 43967 ASA_WS_VV
30-July-2010 43989 ASA_WS_VV
31-July-2010 44003 ASA_WS_VV
31-July-2010 44010 ASA_WS_VV
01-Aug-2010 44024 ASA_WS_VV
02-Aug-2010 44032 ASA_WS_VV
03-Aug-2010 44046 ASA_WS_VV
04-Aug-2010 44067 ASA_WS_VV
05-Aug-2010 44075 ASA_WS_VV
06-Aug-2010 44089 ASA_WS_VV
06-Aug-2010 44096 ASA_WS_VV


Earth Watching Activities

New images have been published for the following event:

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Due to an onboard anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • RA from 03-Jul-2010 03:19:11 to 05-Jul-2010 09:50:17 UTC

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Volcanic uplift, Kenya

This Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar interferogram over the Kenyan section of the Great Rift Valley shows small surface displacements that are not visible to the naked eye of the Longonot (front right). In the background is Suswa volcano, which was not deforming at this time.

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Oil and Gas Workshop

14 September 2010 - 15 September 2010

The "Oil and Gas Workshop" is planned to explore the application of new generation of spaceborne satellite sensors to the oil and gas sector and to find ways of ensuring that these applications are fully developed. The workshop will be held in ESRIN (Frascati, near Rome), from 14-15 September 2010