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Envisat orbital change starting on 22 October 2010

21 October 2010

As planned, ESA is currently modifying the Envisat satellite orbit to ensure the continuation of the mission for an additional 3 years. The first satellite manoeuvres will take place on the morning of 22 October 2010.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.

Earth Watching Activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • SCIAMACHY - from: 5-Oct-2010 13:20:13 to: 6-Oct-2010 14:40:46 UTC

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Gifts from the ice age

This Envisat image features the mountains, glaciers and icefields in southeastern Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.

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CryoSat Validation Workshop 2011

1 February 2011 - 3 February 2011

The second international CryoSat Workshop will take place on 1-3 February 2011 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy. Further information including workshop objectives, deadlines, registration and abstract submission can be found on the workshop website.

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RSS Systems unavailability 25 - 26 October 2010

21 October 2010

Part of the RSS systems (Research & Service Support) will be impacted by activities related to a major network modernization at ESRIN on 25 and 26 October 2010.