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MIPAS - planned instrument unavailability

22 April 2009

Due to passive decontamination activities, a MIPAS instrument unavailability has been scheduled for the period 22 - 29 April 2009. The exact timing will be reported when available.

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Beijing (BE), China - ERS-2 HR data unavailability

22 April 2009

Due to technical problems, the ERS-2 High Rate (HR) acquisitions have been suspended since 13 April 2009.
Users will be informed as soon as operations have been resumed.

GOME - New Level 1 NRT processor version and reprocessing of off-line level 1 data

21 April 2009

Starting from orbit 73141 (16 April 2009), the ERS-2 GOME Level-1 NRT products are being generated with the GDP processor new version 4.0.
For the sake of backward compatibility, the file naming convention has been kept unchanged.

In order to provide an homogeneous dataset, the ERS-2 GOME off-line level 1 mission covering the period from 27 June 1996 to 11 March 2009 has been reprocessed with the same GDP processor version 4.0. For these off-line products, a new multi-mission filename convention has been used.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.


Satellite: Envisat
Instrument: ASAR
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
23-Apr-2009 37362 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
25-Apr-2009 37398 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
29-Apr-2009 37448 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

" MERIS from 19-Apr-2007 09:27:01 to 20-Apr-2007 09:27:26 UTC
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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The image was obtained by combining three ASAR acquisitions (9 January 2007, 13 February 2007 and 20 November 2007) taken over the same area. The colours in the image result from variations in the surface that occurred between acquisitions.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium

28 June - 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 future ESA missions in development (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers and meteorological missions) and national EO missions.
Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 15 November 2009.

FRINGE 2009

30 November - 4 December 2009

The FRINGE 2009 workshop originally scheduled for 9 - 13 November 2009 has been postponed.
Take note of the new dates being 30 November to 4 December 2009.

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New release of the Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox (BRAT)

Version 2.0.0 of BRAT is now available.

New SSE services

The new MERIS RR Cloud-free Subscription Service is available on the SSE Portal.
This new service allows Category-1 users to subscribe for downloading of Envisat MERIS Reduced Resolution products from ESA rolling archives (Near Real Time + last 2 weeks) with a low cloud coverage (defined by a threshold in the user interface).
When new products satisfying the order request are available, the user is notified via email with simple information for downloading.

For Category-1 users, the already existing MODIS level 1B data for Cat-1 users service now also allows search and download of Near Real Time MODIS data over Europe in HDF EOS format.