28 October 2009
In readiness for launch on 2 November, ESA's SMOS and Proba-2 satellites - encapsulated in the launcher fairing - have been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Afghanistan Earthquake of 26 October 2009
Image of the Week
The image shows the extraordinary landscape of the Tanezrouft
Basin, one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara desert, in
south-central Algeria. The region is known as "land of terror"
because of its lack of water and vegetation.
Earth Observation Events
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.
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.
Earth Observation Resources
The Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) is a toolbox for reading, post-processing, analysing and visualising data of ESA SAR missions and Third Party missions starting from Level 1 data. Distributed as fully open source, NEST easily allows users the development of new readers and post-processors for SAR data by means of an Application Programming Interface (API).
The new version NEST 4A - 1.6 is now released.