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The mission

ESA’s Earth Explorer CryoSat mission is dedicated to measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica. Its main payload is a SAR Interferometric Radar Altimeter, which is designed for ice, measuring changes at the margins of vast ice sheets and floating ice in polar oceans.

The launch

  • Date: 08 April 2010
  • Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Rocket: Russian/Ukrainian Dnepr based on SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile


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    Antarctica’s ice loss
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