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ENVISAT orbit control manoeuvre (OCM)

24 September 2009

An Envisat orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) has been scheduled from 28 - 29 September 2009 between 22:00 - 07:00 UTC.

LINUX operating system in the ESA Ground Segment

23 September 2009

Starting on Monday, 28 September 2009, the ENVISAT atmospheric chemistry near real-time processors will be switched to LINUX operating system in the ESA Ground Segment.

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February launch for ESA's CryoSat ice mission

14 September 2009

As members of the media visit IABG's spacecraft test centre in Germany to learn more about ESA's CryoSat mission and view the satellite, a new target launch date of 28 February 2010 has been announced.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Georgia Flood (USA) of 23 September 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
25-Sep-2009 39580 ASA_IM_IS7_VV
29-Sep-2009 39644 ASA_AP_IS6_HH/VV
28-Sep-2009 39623 ASA_AP_IS7_HH/VV
Planning over the Bhutan (Asia) Earthquake of 21 September 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
30-Sep-2009 39659 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
02-Oct-2009 39680 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
08-Oct-2009 39766 ASA_IM_IS2_VV


Satellite: ERS
Date Orbit Track Frames
05-Oct-2009 75595 90 3033-3087
08-Oct-2009 75638 133 3033-3087
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Venice, Italy

This Ikonos-2 image captures the busy waterways of the Venetian Lagoon and the islands located northeast of the city of Venice (not visible). This image was acquired on 22 June 2008 by Ikonos-2, a commercial satellite that provides panchromatic and multispectral high-resolution imagery.

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PV2009 Conference - Ensuring Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical ...

1 December 2009 - 3 December 2009

After four very successful events, PV 2002 at CNES in Toulouse, France, PV 2004 at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, PV 2005 at DCC in Edinburgh, UK and PV 2007 at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, the conference series continues to address prospects in the domain of scientific and technical data preservation together with value adding to these data. Deadline for registration is 30 October 2009.

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New Service available on the SSE Portal - MSG Product selection and download

22 September 2009

The "MSG Product selection and download" service provides, to authorised ESA Cat-1 users, an easy way to select and download MSG-SEVIRI data.