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SMOS and Proba-2 launch rescheduled for November 2009

24 June 2009

Following an agreement between ESA, Krunichev Space Centre and Eurockot Launch Services, ESA's next Earth Explorer mission SMOS and a secondary payload, the technology demonstrator Proba-2 satellite, will now launch on 2 November 2009.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.
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Due to an onboard anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been registered:

  • GOMOS from 26-June-2009 21:19:41 to 29-June-2009 09:35:53 UTC

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Kalimantan region, Indonesia

This image - which highlights Indonesia's Kalimantan region in the southern part of tropical Borneo in South East Asia - was acquired on 23 April 2009 by Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument.

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2nd Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing 2009

28 September 2009 - 2 October 2009

ESA is organising a series of regular advanced thematic training courses - held yearly and hosted in European Universities and Research institutions - devoted to the exploitation of Earth Observation data from ESA and Third Party Mission instruments.
The deadline for application has been extended to 10 July 2009.

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OceanObs '09 Conference

21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009

The OceanObs '09 symposium will celebrate a decade of progress and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming decade. The aim is to strengthen and enhance the international framework under GCOS/GOOS/WCRP for sustained world ocean observing and information systems supporting the needs of society about ocean weather, climate, ecosystems, carbon and chemistry.
Deadline for registration is 1 September 2009.