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Envisat in Yaw Steering Mode

18 February 2009

Envisat switched automatically in Yaw Steering Mode (YSM) from 15/02/2009 03:38:34 to 16/02/2009 13:09:00, due to an anomaly which affected Star Tracker 3.

GOMOS instrument anomaly status

16 February 2009

Following the GOMOS instrument measurements interruption on 3 February 2009 due to an anomaly in the elevation mechanism of the instrument Steering Front Assembly (SFA), the first series of dedicated test measurements were carried out during last week.

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ESA's water mission on track for launch

19 February 2009

Following word from Eurockot that launch of the Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can take place between July and October this year, ESA, CNES and the prime contractor Thales Alenia Space are now making detailed preparations for the last crucial steps before ESA's water mission is placed in orbit.

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The GOCE Minisite is on-line

19 February 2009

Launch updates are available on-line.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.
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Great Britain and Ireland

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

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4th GRID & e-Collaboration Workshop – Digital Repositories

25 - 26 February 2009

The workshop follows last years' successful events covering Grid and e-Collaboration technologies and standards, highly relevant for today's rapidly evolving e-Science infrastructures dedicated to Earth Science and Space applications. The technology focus in this year's workshop is on digital repositories, but also on presenting updates on recent e-Infrastructure developments, reviewing the state of the art.