New observations for the new economy08 March 2019
New observations for the new economy08 March 2019 We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-ec...
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019 Since ESA’s Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world’s winds – and now it’s time for the next phase.
Laser battle that gave Europe our Aeolus wind-mapper05 November 2018
Laser battle that gave Europe our Aeolus wind-mapper05 November 2018 It passes over at us at local dawn or dusk: among the most ambitious lasers ever flown in space, shining down to map Earth’s otherwise unknown global wind field. ESA’s Aeolus mission took more than two decades to reach this point. The laser was a key...