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AATSR Blackbody Crossover Test Notification

25 May 2011

An AATSR blackbody crossover test will be initiated on 25 May 2011, 10:45 UTC, and is expected to be completed on 27 May 2011, 11:22 UTC.

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Planning activities


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

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Track
23-May-2011 48251 ASA_WS_VV
27-May-2011 48315 ASA_WS_HH

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Track
21-May-2011 48225 ASA_WS_VV
24-May-2011 48268 ASA_WS_VV
26-May-2011 48304 ASA_WS_VV
01-Jun-2011 48383 ASA_WS_VV

Planning over the Louisiana/Mississippi River Flood

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Track
02-Jun-2011 48402 ASA_WS_VV
10-Jun-2011 48517 ASA_WS_VV

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:

  • DORIS / MWR from 21 May 2011 00:58:16 to 23 May 2011 10:23:56 UTC
Following a planned passive decontamination activity, the below instrument unavailability period has been registered:
  • MIPAS from 18 May 2011 08:00:30 to 25 May 2011 11:00:00 UTC

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Iceberg Alley, Labrador Sea

A large chunk of the massive iceberg (centre) that broke off Greenland's Petermann Glacier in August 2010 is featured floating in the Labrador Sea off the eastern coast of Labrador in this Envisat image.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America

26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 2011