Minimize Envisat

Envisat GOMOS instrument anomaly status: irregular operations

06 April 2009

The GOMOS pointing performance has degraded on 28 March while executing a calibration sequence in an extended Elevation range. Star occultation measurements were interrupted for two periods, namely within 29-30 March and within 31 March - 1 April, and outside these periods many occultations were missed till 1 April. Since 2 April 2009 performance has returned to very good levels.

ENVISAT orbit control manoeuvre (OCM)

09 April 2009

Due to the execution Orbit Control Manoeuvre (OCM) which took place from 5 - 7 April 2009, the following precise instrument unavailability periods have been registered.

Minimize GOCE

New GOCE technical website

A new technical website for the ESA's GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite has been developed and launched on Earthnet Online, where also the latest mission operations news can be found. GOCE was launched on 17 March 2009 and is now in its commissioning phase.

Minimize Planning Activities
Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.


Planning over the L `Aquila (Italy) Earthquake of 6 April 2009
Satellite: Envisat
Instrument: ASAR
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
09-Apr-2009 37164 ASA_IM_IS3_VV
12-Apr-2009 37207 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
15-Apr-2009 37257 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
18-Apr-2009 37300 ASA_IM_IS3_VV
04-May-2009 37529 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
17-May-2009 37708 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
20-May-2009 37758 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
13-July-2009 38531 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
Satellite: ERS-2
Instrument: SAR
Date Orbit Track Frames
12-Apr-2009 73079 079 2745 - 2763
15-Apr-2009 73129 129 837 - 855


ESA makes freely available to the EO user community a dataset including ESA missions (ERS-2, ENVISAT) as well as ESA Third Party Missions (ALOS PALSAR and AVNIR-2) data. Information on the dataset content and how to download the products are available here. The dataset will be progressively populated with the newest acquisitions and possibly new missions.


Planning over the Llaima Volcano (Chile) of 8 April 2009
Satellite: Envisat
Instrument: ASAR
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
12-Apr-2009 37203 ASA_AP_IS3_HH/VV
Minimize Image of the Week
Web Content Image

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 18 May 2008, working in Full Resolution mode to yield a spatial resolution of 300 m.

Minimize Earth Observation Events

FRINGE 2009 Workshop

09 - 13 November 2009

ESA is organising its 6th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy.

Minimize Earth Observation Resources

New release of DESCW (v 4.69.1)

A new version of DESCW (v 4.69.1) including extended future visibility until the end of December 2009 is now available online.