Aeolus sealed from view09 August 2018
Aeolus sealed from view09 August 2018 As preparations for the launch of ESA’s latest Earth Explorer continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana has bid farewell to the Aeolus satellite as it was sealed from view in its Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21 Augu...
Wind satellite fuelled for flight02 August 2018
Wind satellite fuelled for flight02 August 2018 With liftoff less than three weeks away, ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been fuelled and is almost ready to be sealed within its Vega rocket fairing.
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018 The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018 Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.
Earth’s squishy interior gives rapid rise to Antarctica22 June 2018 Parts of Earth’s crust are rising very slowly owing to post-glacial rebound, but using GPS, researchers have found that West Antarctica is rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world. And, ESA’s GOCE gravity mission has, in turn, helped them...
Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018
Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018 Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn’t be more apt for ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all satellites journey by aircraft, Aeolus is different, it’s going by ship.