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Lost Envisat spotted by another satellite

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Finally, some news about ENVISAT, a massive European satellite that has mysteriously stopped communicating with Earth. On April 8th, it unexpectedly stopped sending data to Earth. Now it has been spotted by another satellite in orbit.

On 15 April, the French space agency CNES turned Pleiades satellite to capture images of Envisat passing within about 100 km. This remarkable feat was possible thanks to the exceptional agility of Pleiades. 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. Optical, radar and laser observations of the Envisat satellite show that it is still in a stable orbit. The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques in Wachtberg, Germany, is also providing images to help determine Envisat’s orientation. Images from the TIRA ground-based tracking and imaging radar show the satellite’s body, solar panel and radar antenna.

Flight specialists and engineers are using the images to determine the orientation of Envisat’s solar panel – the satellite’s power source. If the panel is in a suitable position for sufficient exposure to the Sun, enough power is being generated to put Envisat into safe mode, and could allow for re-establishing communications with Earth.  Basically, ‘safe mode’ would be a starting point for revival.

Information on Envisat’s orbit is being provided by the US Joint Space Operations Center. In addition, multiple laser ranging stations on the ground are providing information to verify the stability of the satellite’s orbit.

Envisat 

The first sign that there was a problem came on April 8th when contact with the satellite was unexpectedly lost, preventing the reception of any data as it passed over the Kiruna ground station in Sweden. While it is known that Envisat remains in a stable orbit around Earth, efforts to resume contact with the satellite have, so far, not been successful.

The $2.9 billion satellite is one of the most expensive ever built and the largest non-military satellite to observe the Earth from orbit. It is about 10 meters long (30 feet) and 5 m wide (16 feet), with a huge solar array that is about 5 m wide (16 feet) and 14 m long (46 feet). The 10-year-old spacecraft weighs about 8,000 kilograms (17,600 pounds).

Envisat orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 782 kilometers (486 miles) and it completes one trip around the planet every 100 minutes.  Since it was launched in 2002, this remarkable satellite has orbited Earth more than 50 000 times delivering thousands of images and a wealth of data to study and understand our changing planet, establishing itself as a landmark success in observing Earth from space.

An analysis of the space debris environment at Envisat’s orbit suggests that there is a 15 % to 30 % chance of the satellite colliding with another piece of junk during the 150 years it remains in orbit. But that likelihood is based on the current population of space debris in low Earth orbit remaining constant during the period – a scenario no one believes is remotely possible.

Envisat’s primary mission has been to study the Earth with 10 sensitive instruments to map the planet’s land, oceans, ice and atmosphere in extreme detail. It has been used by more than 4,000 projects representing 70 different countries. The sudden interruption of Envisat services has disrupted data provision to the international Earth observation user community, which relies on data continuity. The launch of the upcoming Sentinel series being developed for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme has become even more urgent, according to ESA. The Sentinels will provide the data needed for information services to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.

Envisat’s last image before loss of contact

 Featured image: An artist’s illustration of the Envisat satellite in orbit (Credit: ESA)

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6 Comments

    1. Space agencies are engaged in secret astral (war in the heavens) warfare….. they are playing spooky creature creature games with others….. using professional psychics, who can spy on you with their psychic abilities…. some of them even manifest as little insects flying around…. their space walkers were just lizards….. and they had to end their shuttle program…..

      initially they try to bait you with some hi-tech tech, taking you to some planet….. where you too turn into a little insect, which they can handle….

      are you surprised…. don’t be….. even followers of rama, krishna, ramdev turn into little grasshopper/cricket kind of insects…. which are easy to handle at the remote end…. people do eat these insects (who are people themselves) in some cases…. some hollywood stars have admitted to eating them….. hindu priests burn them in the fires holy (???), and drain the victim of soul energy….. faith/religion is also socially accepted witchcraft…. I am personally not sure of them…. most are drains on your wallet & soul….. however, a trip to the places same with few friends was a delight….. I am also not sure of the overall gain of these religious & space exploration practices….. they all left us scared….. we lost our faith, when we saw better UFOs (creatures) rising from few nice people we knew….. the others were just scary watchers on the walls, pest & other aliens….. it was now easier to see our friends in the garden during day-hours…. then praying to Jesus & Budhist Lizards, spider angels & King James Roaches…. we are no longer fans of Little golden James Bond roaches either…… why it is so, just amuses us….. maybe someone wanted us all to be zombie clones…… and most are, devoid of all human qualities…. now people raise & fire these aliens at each other…..

      We would not left these notes here….. except for the fact that the space agency’s envisat was actually a rogue stray envious cat…. maybe we will sue them now….. maybe not….. and their SENTINEL satellites, which are about to be rolled out are just little mosquitoes….. yeah, they got you trapped in chicken cages & wanna raise the genetically engineered little aliens to trouble people in tropical climates…..

      now you too must watch out for the unfriendly little aliens (non-human) creatures….. they are just sign of the GOOD, BAD & UGLY WORLD that is connected to you without your own consent & knowledge….. take charge of the air-space (space) around you, and free yourself from the disease….. however be careful, the some of the little man around you are your friends, family & colleagues….. use your discretion, while dealing with them…..

      and don’t fall for their bait….. they all are just lying to you….. and showing you false visions….. they will never ever reveal the truth to you…… but you always had it within……

      space agencies will send you lizards, moths, orion spiders, insects & birds to trouble you…… why ?…… coz they are loaded, loaded with free funds….. and they try to play GOD with the others….. coz they have the telescopes scanning everyone’s inner consciousness shining in their own star at all times….. To be a GOD, you need to scan everyone’s brain….. and they have the telescopes monitoring you…..

      they also monitor you as a little creature in the astral (which is a remote projection) of your soul….. and they do trap you, eat you or feed you to their pets…..

      aye folks, now you too are awakened to the magical world….. and the only thing you need to know is your path in your life….. and the only TV you ever need to see, is to keep watch on the aliens, that come to watch you…. some are friendly however most are not……

      and yess…. even roaches are astronauts….. and Buzz Aldrin was just another wasp……

  1. can anyone answer, why your envisat was just another envious rogue cat ?….. what are you bright folks upto ?….

    Stop this useless war in the heavens….. why don’t you contact directly…. the images on the surface of the sun are similar to images in clouds on planet earth…..

    By sending the aliens (non-human life-forms) into others home, you are only troubling and finally awakening people….. the people behind these hidden star war are the only cyber-terrorist….. put an end to your cheap tricks….

    Meanwhile, you may direct us to the people who shoot these biological-spirital satellites after other people without their consent and knowledge….. be aware, that your satellites appear as creatures near us for reasons unknown…. aye what are you bright kind folks upto…..

  2. I think its a made up story because the picture looks fake and whoever needed to put this news out there probably wanted the European Space Agency to back off of searching for it.

    1. Wow Sarah you are pretty stupid, why would this story be made up? the ESA have this image on their website and they even said the same thing as this article. crawl into a hole and die 🙂

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