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I-PAF/ PAC migration at the Matera facility

18 March 2010

Due to a scheduled migration of the ESA I-PAF/PAC archiving facility, some interruptions in the Near Real Time (NRT) and on-demand production services will be experienced during the period 22 - 31 March 2010. ERS-2 and Envisat data acquisitions performed by the Matera (Italy) station will remain unaffected.

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New launch date for CryoSat-2 confirmed

19 March 2010

The technical issue with the second stage of the Dnepr rocket that delayed the launch of ESA's Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 satellite in February has now been resolved - and the new launch date of 8 April has been set.

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Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Kyiv/Ukraine Flood Monitoring

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
24-Mar-2010 42166 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
27-Mar-2010 42209 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
30-Mar-2010 42245 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
02-Apr-2010 42288 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
09-Apr-2010 42395 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
12-Apr-2010 42438 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
18-Apr-2010 42517 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
Planning over the Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano Monitoring (Tanzania)

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
29-Mar-2010 42230 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
27-Mar-2010 42211 ASA_IM_IS7_VV
28-Mar-2010 42225 ASA_IM_IS1_VV
29-Mar-2010 42233 ASA_IM_IS1_VV
30-Mar-2010 42247 ASA_IM_IS7_VV


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Baltic sea ice

This Envisat image captures the Baltic Sea, with the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia (top), the Gulf of Finland (right) and the Gulf of Riga (directly below image centre) covered in ice.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

28 June 2010 - 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 results from missions in exploitation (ERS-2, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Third Party Missions) and to introduce future ESA missions (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers, meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

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EnviView version 2.8.1 released

EnviView is a free application that allows Envisat data users to open any Envisat data file and examine its contents. It provides simple visualisation capabilities, and allows data to be exported to HDF for use in other software packages. New release of EnviView is 2.8.1.