Wind mission ready for next phase24 August 2018
Wind mission ready for next phase24 August 2018 Having worked around the clock since the launch of Aeolus on Wednesday, teams at ESA’s control centre in Germany have declared today that the critical first phase for Europe’s wind mission is complete.
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched23 August 2018
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched23 August 2018 ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket. Using revolutionary laser technology, Aeolus will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmos...
Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018
Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018 The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt today, the last major step in getting ready for next Tuesday’s liftoff.
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018 The launch of Aeolus — ESA’s mission to map Earth’s wind in real-time — is getting tantalisingly close, with the satellite due for lift-off on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. With the wind in their sails, mission teams are...
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018 ESA’s Annual Space Environment Report is full of facts, figures and tables that provide a detailed picture of how the space debris environment around Earth has evolved.
Combined orbital Galileo-GPS position fix achieved aboard ISS02 July 2018 Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo is already in use worldwide, usable by itself or in combination with the US Global Positioning System (GPS). Now a combined Galileo–GPS positioning fix has been achieved in space – aboard the International...