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Envisat phase extension in EOLI-SA

17 March 2010

The extension of the Envisat phase until 1 October 2010 (orbit 44896) has been implemented in the EOLI-SA catalogue. Envisat acquisition requests can now be submitted via EOLI-SA up until the indicated orbit included.

I-PAF/ PAC migration at the Matera facility

18 March 2010

Due to a scheduled migration of the ESA I-PAF/PAC archiving facility, some interruptions in the Near Real Time (NRT) and on-demand production services will be experienced during the period 22 - 31 March 2010. ERS-2 and Envisat data acquisitions performed by the Matera (Italy) station will remain unaffected.

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Reduced availability of Artemis for Envisat mission during USV-2 launch

17 March 2010

As previously announced (mission operation news of 14 January 2010) the Envisat data transmission via Artemis (ESA Data Relay Satellite) will be interrupted for approximately one day as a consequence of the use of Artemis to support the forthcoming launch of the USV-2 (Unmanned Space Vehicle) mission. The USV-2 launch window has now been extended to end of April 2010.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the LLaima Volcano - Chile

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
09-Mar-2010 41941 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
25-Mar-2010 42170 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
Planning over the Kazakhstan Flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
17-Mar-2010 42057 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
19-Mar-2010 42094 ASA_IM_IS4_HH
Planning over the Reventador Volcano - Ecuador

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
16-Mar-2010 42041 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Planning over the Kyiv/Ukraine Flood Monitoring

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
24-Mar-2010 42166 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
27-Mar-2010 42209 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
30-Mar-2010 42245 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
02-Apr-2010 42288 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
09-Apr-2010 42395 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
12-Apr-2010 42438 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
18-Apr-2010 42517 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Earth Watching Activities


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Sea of Okhotsk

This Envisat image captures sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk off the northeastern coast of Russias Sakhalin Island (top left) and the northern tip of Japans Hokkaido Island (bottom left).
This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 9 March 2010, working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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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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NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) release 4A - 1.6 available

The Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) is a toolbox for reading, post-processing, analysing and visualising data of ESA SAR missions and Third Party missions starting from Level 1 data. Distributed as fully open source, NEST easily allows users the development of new readers and post-processors for SAR data by means of an Application Programming Interface (API).

The new version NEST 4A - 1.6 is now released.