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New version of the ASAR operational processor

07 October 2010

With reference to the general communication on the ENVISAT orbit change and particularly for ASAR, a new ASAR processor (version 5.04) will be used to generate Near-Real Time (NRT) and off-line products. The new processor will be installed progressively at all ESA processing centres and ground stations starting from 07 October 2010 on orbit number 44980.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • SCIAMACHY from 5-Oct-2010 13:20:13 to 6-Oct-2010 14:40:46 UTC

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Giant wind farm opens

The world's largest offshore wind farm, off the UK's Kent coast in the North Sea, is seen in this Envisat radar image. The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm opened last week on 23 September, boosting UK wind energy capacity by 30%.

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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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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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New release of DESCW (v 4.72.3)

A new version of the DESCW s/w (v 4.72.3) is available.