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GOCE gravity mission back in action

07 September 2010

ESA's GOCE gravity mission has recovered from a glitch that prevented the satellite from sending its flow of scientific data to the ground. News of the recovery comes earlier than expected, thanks to the fervent efforts of a team of experts.

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Planning activities


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

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit nstrument mode
17-Sep-2010 44694 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
17-Sep-2010 44694 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
25-Sep-2010 44815 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
10-Sep-2010 80462 448 549-603
10-Sep-2010 80469 455 2781-3087
11-Sep-2010 80483 469 2799-3177
12-Sep-2010 80491 477 351-459
12-Sep-2010 80498 484 2835-3303
13-Sep-2010 80505 491 549-621
13-Sep-2010 80512 498 2907-3303
14-Sep-2010 80526 11 3015-3177
14-Sep-2010 80555 40 2961-3285
15-Sep-2010 80541 26 2961-3285

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
16-Sep-2010 44676 ASA_WS_VV
16-Sep-2010 44683 ASA_WS_VV
17-Sep-2010 44690 ASA_WS_VV
17-Sep-2010 44697 ASA_WS_VV
18-Sep-2010 44705 ASA_WS_VV
19-Sep-2010 44719 ASA_WS_VV
19-Sep-2010 44726 ASA_WS_VV
20-Sep-2010 44733 ASA_WS_VV
21-Sep-2010 44748 ASA_WS_VV
21-Sep-2010 44754 ASA_WS_VV
22-Sep-2010 44762 ASA_WS_VV
22-Sep-2010 44769 ASA_WS_VV
23-Sep-2010 44776 ASA_WS_VV
23-Sep-2010 44783 ASA_WS_VV
24-Sep-2010 44791 ASA_WS_VV
25-Sep-2010 44805 ASA_WS_VV
25-Sep-2010 44812 ASA_WS_VV
26-Sep-2010 44819 ASA_WS_VV
26-Sep-2010 44826 ASA_WS_VV
27-Sep-2010 44840 ASA_WS_VV
28-Sep-2010 44848 ASA_WS_VV
29-Sep-2010 44862 ASA_WS_VV
30-Sep-2010 44883 ASA_WS_VV
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Giant iceberg enters Nares Strait

Envisat satellite has been tracking the progression of the giant iceberg that calved from Greenland's Petermann glacier on 4 August 2010

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Fourth Coastal Altimetry Workshop

14 October 2010 - 15 October 2010

The international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone is meeting again in Porto this coming October for the 4th Workshop of this successful Coastal Altimetry series, hosted by the Faculty of Science, University of Porto.

Registration deadline: 15 September 2010

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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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POLinSAR 2011

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.