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GOCE delivers on its promise

04 March 2011

ESA's GOCE satellite has reached its ambitious goal of mapping Earth's gravity with unprecedented precision. In two short years, the sophisticated satellite has collected the measurements needed to record the 'geoid' reference shape of our planet.

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Reduced Artemis availability for Envisat data acquisitions

10 March 2011

During the second Automated Transfer Vehicle mission ATV-2 (from 16 February to 5 June 2011), both Envisat and ATV-2 are making use of the communication services provided by the Artemis Data Relay Satellite. Some descoping of Envisat activities may occur in case of high priority or emergency ATV-2 activities.

ENVISAT RA2 processing: New ESA operational processor for RA2 Near Real Time

09 March 2011

New versions of the ENVISAT Altimetry Level 1b and Level 2 Near Real Time (NRT) processing chains generating the FDGDR products (NRT IPF version 6.04) have been installed and in operation from 09:00 UTC on 7 March 2011 (orbit 47148) onwards.

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Special acquisition plans

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
09-Mar-2011 47179 ASA_IM_IS6_HH

Earth Watching activities

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Western America

The contrasting landscape of the western US states of California (left) and Nevada (right) are highlighted in this Envisat image.

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Sentinel Scientific Products for Land, Ocean, and Cryosphere: Assessment & Consolidation Workshop

22 March 2011 - 24 March 2011

The workshop (hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy) will facilitate a broad discussion on the scientific potential of Sentinel 1, 2, and 3 measurements and products which could significantly advance the scientific progress in Land Surface, Solid Earth, Ocean and Cryosphere system research.

Registration deadline: 11 March 2011

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Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2011

12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of EO PIs to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011