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New deadline for abstract submissions for the ESA Living Planet Symposium.

12 November 2009

The deadline for abstract submissions for the ESA Living Planet Symposium (Bergen, Norway) has been extended to 1 December 2009. Visit the Symposium Website for more information about the event.

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Malindi (ML), Kenya - extended acquisition campaign

12 November 2009

The ERS-2 SAR acquisition campaign for the Malindi (ML) station in Kenya planned for the period 12 November to 18 December 2009, has been extended to 20 January 2010.

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New SMOS technical website

A new technical website for the ESA's Earth Explorer SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite has been implemented and launched on Earthnet Online.
SMOS has been launched on 2 November 2009 by a Rockot vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
17-Nov-2009 40338 ASA_IM_IS1_HH
18-Nov-2009 40360 ASA_IM_IS1_HH

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
14-Nov-2009 40296 ASA_WS_VV
15-Nov-2009 40310 ASA_WS_VV
15-Nov-2009 40317 ASA_WS_VV


Earth Watching Activities


A new image has been published for the following event:
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Due to a planned decontamination, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • MIPAS from 4-Nov-2009 08:01:12 to 11-Nov-2009 09:25:00 UTC

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Lapland, Sweden

The vast and widely varied landscape of northern Sweden, just below the Arctic Circle, is shown in this SPOT-4 image. Mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, valleys, rocks, boulders and barren cliffs make up this area that is often called 'Europe's last wilderness'.
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.