Final ERS-2 Satellite Image Collected by CSTARS (image) University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Following 16 years of Earth observations, the European Space Agency's ERS-2 satellite was decommissioned and removed from its continuous orbit around the Earth on July 4, 2011. The final image, captured by the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), occurred over the Antilles Islands in the Caribbean. Credit UM CSTARS Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.