User Services News
11 January 2001
As part of the GSOV, the FOS to PDS Mission planning interface is being extensively tested in parallel with the PDS integration and the FOS simulation campaign. Delivery of PDS V3 will be followed by the rehearsal of the PDS operations to support the commissioning and routine phases, with various data acquisition configurations.
10 January 2001
The PDS version 3, supporting the latest satellite configuration, the latest Envisat Reference Operation Plan and the latest GS hardware and software, is within its integration and validation phase. The PDS V3 is scheduled to be delivered by the Prime in April 2001.
05 January 2001
The FOS system is almost operational, and has been used to support the Satellite test at Estec (SVT2).The FOS team is completing the Flight Operations Procedures and preparing the simulation campaign, rehearsing the operations during the Launch, Leop, commissioning and routine phases.
10 November 2000
The development and integration of the Flight Operations Segment (FOS) is proceeding according to plan. Preparations for the SVT2 complementary tests, scheduled for November 2000, are ongoing.
16 October 2000
'Looking down to earth in the New Millennium' More details of the Symposium, are now available.
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04 October 2000
Aimed at helping the identification of organisations playing a key role in the different phases of disaster management in 18 countries, the DISMAN database created under the aegis of the European Space Agency is available now. Technical note: in case access to the database is denied to you, please refer to the DISMAN technical news
02 October 2000
The fourth Scientific Symposium - jointly hosted by ESA and Chalmers University of Technology meant to cover both the ERS and ENVISAT missions and announced on these pages at earlier stages is now imminent. The Gothenburg event, Sweden, will be held from 16 to 20 October 2000. The symposium is an illustration of the ESA support to the development of Earth Observation along three main three lines: Science & Methodology, Development of Applications / Public Services and Development of the commercial market for Earth Observation-based Services.
02 August 2000
Baseline information (precise satellite positioning) for all ERS-2 orbits since 26001(10 April 2000) up to the ones acquired the day before the extraction of the file can now be obtained daily (day_base.exe in DESCW Update page). N.B. The weekly inventory information (data.exe in DESCW update page) contains the same information, but updated at a lower frequency.
31 July 2000
The Envisat Calibration and Validation Approach:
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