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Successful switch of MIPAS processor Version 5.05 in NRT processing sites

15 June 2010

The new MIPAS/ENVISAT operational processor (IPF) Version 5.05 was successfully activated in ESRIN and Kiruna processing centers on 10 June 2010. This IPF allows to re-start the MIPAS Level 2 Near Real Time (NRT) processing in the ESA Ground Segment.

ENVISAT data processors updated in preparation of Envisat extension orbit planned in October 2010

11 June 2010

The following ENVISAT processors (IPFs) were upgraded by mainly implementing the new ENVISAT CFI version 5.8.1, in order to be ready for the new Envisat orbit (news of 04 June 2010) planned for October 2010 and in some cases for some minor bug fixes.

AATSR Blackbody Crossover Test Notification

17 June 2010

An AATSR blackbody crossover test was initiated on 26th May 2010, 08:18:09 and was completed on 28th May 2010, 08:55:00. Scientific data for orbits 43061- 43090 will not be optimally calibrated as a result.

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Planning Activities


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

Planning over the Poland Flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
13-Jun-2010 43326 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
16-Jun-2009 43369 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
20-Jun-2009 43419 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
29-Jun-2009 43555 ASA_IM_IS5_HH

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
30-Jun-2010 43566 ASA_WS_VV
02-Jul-2010 43588 ASA_WS_VV
02-Jul-2010 43595 ASA_WS_VV
05-Jul-2010 43631 ASA_WS_VV
05-Jul-2010 43638 ASA_WS_VV
08-Jul-2010 43681 ASA_WS_VV
11-Jul-2010 43717 ASA_WS_VV
12-Jul-2010 43738 ASA_WS_VV
13-Jul-2010 43752 ASA_WS_VV
Planning over the Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
19-Jun-2010 43401 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
23-Jul-2010 43895 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
24-Jul-2010 43902 ASA_IM_IS6_VV


Earth Watching Activities

New images have been published for the following event:

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Canary Island

This false-colour Envisat image highlights a unique cloud formation, created by 'Von Karman vortices', south of the Canary Island archipelago, some 95 km from the northwest coast of Africa (right) in the Atlantic Ocean.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010

The 2010 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful ENVISAT Symposia in Montreux (2007), Salzburg (2004), Gothenburg (2000), Florence (1997), Hamburg (1993) and Cannes (1992). The Symposium will provide an opportunity to present results from missions in exploitation (ERS-2, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Third Party Missions) and to introduce future ESA missions (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers, meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

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MERIS RR Cloud-free services available for Cat-1 users

10 June 2010

The MERIS RR Cloud-free services are added value services which allow Cat-1 users to retreive MERIS Level 1 Reduced Resolution products with a cloud cover under a treshold defined by them.