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Envisat orbit control manoeuvre (OCM)

09 December 2009

Following the planned orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) which was executed from 7-8 December 2009, 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.
Planning over the Malawi Seismic Swarm of 6 December 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
17-Dec-2009 40770 ASA_IM_IS1_VV
17-Dec-2009 40777 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
20-Dec-2009 40820 ASA_IM_IS3_VV
23-Dec-2009 40863 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
27-Dec-2009 40913 ASA_IM_IS5_VV
30-Dec-2009 40956 ASA_IM_IS3_VV
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, is highlighted in this image, located on the eastern side of the island of Zealand (left) and on the island of Amager (right).
SPOT-4 acquired this image in 2004. SPOT-4 is supported by ESA as a 'Third Party Mission', which means ESA utilises its multi-mission European ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data from the satellite to its wide user community.

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SEASAR 2010 Workshop

25 January 2010 - 29 January 2010

The European Space Agency is organising its third SAR oceanography workshop, SEASAR 2010, entitled "Advances in SAR Oceanography from ENVISAT, ERS and ESA third party missions", which will be hosted at ESA ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 25 to 29 January 2010.
Deadline for registration is 16 December 2009.

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Oslo IPY Science Conference

8 June 2010 - 12 June 2010

The IPY Oslo Science Conference will demonstrate, strengthen, and extend the International Polar Year's accomplishments in science and outreach. The conference is an essential opportunity to display and explore the full breadth and implications of IPY activities.
Registration is still open.