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Envisat in its new home

29 October 2010

As planned (see news from 21 Oct 2010) the orbit of the Envisat satellite has been lowered of 17.4 Km with a series of manoeuvres starting from 22 October.

SCIAMACHY Level 2 Product Delta-Validation Results and Level 2 Reprocessing Interruption

26 October 2010

The SCIAMACHY Validation Teams organised in SCIAVALIG performed a first validation of the new SCIAMACHY Level 2 Version 5.01 products based on a delta validation dataset.

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Planning activities

 

Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
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Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
10-Nov-2010 81334 318 3753-3771
10-Nov-2010 81341 325 7029-7047
29-Nov-2010 81606 89 3753-3771
29-Nov-2010 81613 96 7029-7047


Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
01-Nov-2010 45334 ASA_IM_IS3_VV
01-Nov-2010 45341 ASA_IM_IS3_VV

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
30-Oct-2010 81177 161 3609-3681
02-Nov-2010 81220 204 3609-3663
09-Nov-2010 81327 311 7119-7155
12-Nov-2010 81370 354 7119-7155
12-Nov-2010 81363 347 3645-3663
15-Nov-2010 81406 390 3627-3717
15-Nov-2010 81413 397 7137-7173
21-Nov-2010 81492 476 3609-3645


Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
02-Nov-2010 45356 ASA_WS_VV
04-Nov-2010 45385 ASA_WS_VV
07-Nov-2010 45428 ASA_WS_VV

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ENVISAT

Following the planned orbit lowering manoeuvre, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • MIPAS from 21 Oct 2010 23:59:00 to 26 Oct 2010 20:00:00 UTC
  • MERIS from 21 Oct 2010 23.59:00 to 26 Oct 2010 21.13.06 UTC
  • ASAR from 21 Oct 2010 18:50:00 to 26 Oct 2010 22:35:05 UTC
  • SCIA from 21 Oct 2010 23:34:59 to 27 Oct 2010 01:43:53 UTC

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Lake Malawi, Africa

This Envisat image features Lake Malawi in the Eastern Rift of the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault system of Southwest Asia and East Africa. The series of lakes in and around the Great Rift Valley is referred to as the 'Great Lakes of Africa'.

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CryoSat Validation Workshop 2011

1 February 2011 - 3 February 2011

The second international CryoSat Workshop will take place on 1-3 February 2011 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy. Further information including workshop objectives, deadlines, registration and abstract submission can be found on the workshop website.