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GOMOS: Improved System Performance following Recovery Activities

28 July 2009

Since the beginning of the GOMOS instrument anomaly in January 2009, ESA has put a substantial effort in trying to understand and possibly remove the anomaly.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill of 28 July 2009

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
29-Jul-2009 74622 119 531-603
29-Jul-2009 74629 126 2997-3105
01-Aug-2009 74665 162 531-603
01-Aug-2009 74672 169 3015-3087
Planning over the Southern France and Italy Forest Fires of 26 July 2009

Satellite: ALOS
Date Orbit Track Frame Instrument Mode
26-July-2009 18662 328 2710 - 2720 AVNIR-2
28-July-2009 18691 320 2740 - 2780 AVNIR-2
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Grand Canyon, USA

The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is featured in this Envisat image. This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 10 May 2009, working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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3rd ALOS Joint PI Symposium

9 November 2009 - 13 November 2009

The Symposium will take place in Hawai'i and is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF). The event is open to accepted PIs, Co-Is, and representatives of the four Data Nodes (AADN, JAXA, ESA, GA) and the Asian sub-node: Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA).

The abstract submission deadline has passed, however it is still possible to submit an abstract online.