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GOSAT mission accessible to ESA Category-1 users

09 March 2010

The GOSAT mission is now accessible to ESA Category-1 users within the ESA Third Party Missions scheme. More information on the JAXA mission can be found here.

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Envisat monitors oil spill proximity to Loop Current

05 May 2010

As fears grow that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico could soon catch the oil slick and drag it south towards coral reefs in the Florida Keys, scientists are monitoring the situation closely with ESA's Envisat radar data.

Envisat monitoring changes in oil spill

03 May 2010

ESA's Envisat has captured the changes in direction of the rapidly-growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as strong winds over the weekend pushed it around and hampered clean-up efforts.

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O'Higgins (TF), Antarctica

06 May 2010

A new extended ERS-2 acquisition campaign is foreseen for the period 8 May - 19 June 2010

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
29-Apr-2010 42679 ASA_WS_VV
29-Apr-2010 42672 ASA_WS_VV
02-May-2010 42715 ASA_WS_VV
05-May-2010 42758 ASA_WS_VV
09-May-2010 42822 ASA_WS_VV
12-May-2010 42865 ASA_WS_VV
15-May-2010 42901 ASA_WS_VV
15-May-2010 42908 ASA_WS_VV
18-May-2010 42944 ASA_WS_VV


Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
12-May-2010 78737 226 2943 - 3069
15-May-2010 78773 262 549 - 603
15-May-2010 78780 269 2889 - 3069
18-May-2010 78816 305 531 - 603

Earth Watching Activities

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Cool lava in Africa’s Great Rift Valley

This Envisat image captures volcanoes dotted across the landscape in Tanzania, including the distinctive Ol Doinyo Lengai, in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

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.