Space for Kids

Kids (de)
Unser Universum
Leben im Weltraum
Technologie
Auf der Erde
 
 
lab
fun
news
Klimaveränderungen

Cryosat - Europas Eisforscher

back to article
Artist's impression of CryoSat
Artist's impression of CryoSat in orbit.

The launch of the CryoSat spacecraft was unfortunately aborted on 8 October 2005 due to a malfunction of its Rockot launcher, which resulted in the total loss of the spacecraft.

At the latest meeting of the European Space Agency's Earth Observation Programme Board, which took place at ESA’s Headquarters in Paris on 23 and 24 February 2006, ESA received the green light from its Member States to build and launch a CryoSat recovery mission, CryoSat-2.

Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab
Copyright 2000 - 2014 © European Space Agency. All rights reserved.