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Hardware maintenance for ERS-2 Mission Planning

15 January 2009

On 20-21 January 2009 the hardware hosting the ERS-2 Mission Planning system will be upgraded to a new server. As a consequence, rush and emergency ERS-2 Mission Planning services will be unavailable during that period.

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Leap second impact on Envisat data on 1 January 2009

12 January 2009

On 1 January 2009, the first four ENVISAT products (orbits 35756 to 35759) for all instruments have been affected by a geolocation error which was caused by a wrong handling of the Leap Second change between 31 December 2008 and 1 January 2009.

GOMOS instrument anomaly since 29 December 2008

12 January 2009

Due to an instrument anomaly, the data starting from 29 December 2008, 22:10 UTC, orbit 35726, are possibly of degraded quality.
In depth analysis on the anomaly and its impact on the overall Level 1b and Level 2 data quality is ongoing.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.

Envisat SAR / ASAR / MERIS - Special Acquisition Plan
Planning over the Costa Rica earthquake of 9 January 2009
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
11-Jan-2009 35908 ASA_IM_IS1_V/V
13-Jan-2009 35930 ASA_IM_IS2_V/V
21-Jan-2009 36051 ASA_IM_IS6_V/V
27-Jan-2009 36137 ASA_IM_IS2_V/V
29-Jan-2009 36159 ASA_IM_IS2_V/V

Planning over the U.S. flood of 12 January 2009
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
18-Jan-2009 36010 ASA_WS_HH
22-Jan-2009 36067 ASA_WS_HH

Planning over the Fiji flood of 13 January 2009
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
19-Jan-2009 36026 ASA_IM_IS7_HH
22-Jan-2009 36062 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
25-Jan-2009 36105 ASA_IM_IS5_HH
28-Jan-2009 36155 ASA_IM_IS1_HH
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France covered in snow

This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on on 7 January 2009, working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 metres.