Minimize Call for Sciences and Operational Application Research (SOAR RADARSAT-2)

The European Space Agency (ESA) jointly with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announces a Call to conduct Sciences and Operational Application Research over Europe and Canada using data from RADARSAT-2 in conjunction with ERS, ENVISAT and other ESA Third Party Missions data.


The call is open to resident Principal Investigators (PI)s physically located in Europe and Canada. The selected test-site(s) shall belong to the same geographic area or surrounding seas.


The deadline for proposal submission is 15 June 2009.


See further information at the Earth Observation Principal Investigator Portal.

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Envisat satellite data transmission resumed

30 April 2009

An onboard anomaly has affected the Envisat payload starting from 28 April 2009 at 13:03 UTC. The recovery procedure required a reset of the High Speed Multiplexer, and - as a consequence - the interruption of all the Envisat satellite data transmission. Nominal operations were successfully resumed yesterday 29 April 2009 at 10:24. Detailed information on the unavailability of each instrument will be published on the Envisat web site as soon as available.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.
Minimize Instrument Unavailability
Due to a planned MIPAS decontamination, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

" MIPAS from 22-Apr-2009 07:24:00 to 30-Apr-2009 10:00:00 UTC

Due to a planned ASAR patch uplink, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

" ASAR from 28-Apr-2009 07:20:10 to 28-Apr-2009 12:54:55 UTC

Due to a planned AATSR Black-Body Cross-over test, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

" AATSR from 21-Apr-2009 07:53:19 to 23-Apr-2009 08:31:00 UTC

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

This image was acquired on 5 April 2009 by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), working in full resolution mode with a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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3rd ALOS Joint PI Symposium

9 - 13 November 2009

The 3rd ALOS Joint PI Symposium, organized by the Americas ALOS Data Node (AADN), will take place from 9 to 13 November 2009 in Hawai'i. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 1 July 2009.