Investigation on Envisat continues |
20 April 2012
Optical, radar and laser observations of the Envisat satellite show that it is still in a stable orbit. Efforts to regain contact with the satellite have been under way since 8 April, when it unexpectedly stopped sending data to Earth.
To determine if Envisat has entered its 'safe mode' - which would be a starting point for revival - the recovery team is drawing on every information source available.
Valuable help is coming from many European and international partners. France's new Pleiades satellite normally provides very high-resolution images of Earth, but is now focusing on Envisat to shed more light on the situation.
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