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by Notebook 08-20-2016, 07:41 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37133834

The mission's full name is Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (ADM-Aeolus)

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ESA's wind mission

ADM-Aeolus is the first space mission to acquire profiles of the wind on a global scale. These near-realtime observations will improve the accuracy of numerical weather and climate prediction and advance our understanding of tropical dynamics and processes relevant to climate variability.
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Europe’s Aeolus space laser mission, which is designed to make unprecedented maps of Earth’s winds, has reached a long-awaited key milestone.

Engineers at Airbus in the UK have finally managed to bolt together all the elements of the satellite after overcoming major technical challenges.

Aeolus is now set for several months of testing before being sent into orbit next year.

That will be 10 years on from the originally envisaged launch date.
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...s_wind_mission

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Today, ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a better understanding of Earth’s winds is another step closer.
The contract, worth €32.57 million, was signed at ESA headquarters in Paris, France, by ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, and CEO of Arianespace, Stéphane Israël.
I wonder if whoever is in charge of the Aeolus Project is called "Head of Wind"?

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 I wonder if whoever is in charge of the Aeolus Project is called "Head of Wind"?
What about "Master of the wind?"



Maybe it would make sense to give the management team the name "Herren der Winde")
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I think there's lots of potential, as long as it doesn't get juvenile......

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 I think there's lots of potential, as long as it doesn't get juvenile......

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You have (luckily) never heard the Feuerschwanz version of "Herren der Winde", did you?

("Herren der Winde", by Schandmaul, has become some sort of classic in the German folk rock scene ... and of course target of many parodies)
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No, I haven't heard of that. I'm not a great fan of folk-music, not my style really, but this local musician I have seen, and she's good.



Also, you get a brief history of the Northumbrian pipes, smaller relative of the bagpipes.

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Aeolus wind mission heads for test and launch
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Aeolus: Wind satellite weathers technical storm

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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 August at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST).
Since its arrival at the launch site in early July, Aeolus has been thoroughly tested and fuelled with hydrazine.
Like all of ESA’s Earth Explorer missions, Aeolus will fill a gap in our knowledge of how our planet works and show how novel technology can be used to observe Earth from space.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...aled_from_view
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ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite is poised for liftoff from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This latest Earth Explorer satellite has been at the launch site since early July being readied for its ride into space on 21 August at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST).
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...n_launch_tower
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Antenna downunder ready to hear Aeolus’ first words
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Measuring 4.5 metres across, this relatively small antenna in Australia, dubbed NNO-2, will be the first to hear from the soon-to-be-launched Aeolus satellite, the first ever to measure winds on Earth from Space.
Set for liftoff on 21 August 2018, at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST), Europe’s wind satellite will be lifted into space on a Vega rocket. Once the pair have reached the required orbital altitude, at about 320 km, the satellite will separate from its carrier, marking the beginning of its free flight journey around our planet.
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 Also, you get a brief history of the Northumbrian pipes, smaller relative of the bagpipes.
"A gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipe, but doesn't"!
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 "A gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipe, but doesn't"!
"Ah, but that’s the English War Office. You and I are both Scottish, and that doesn’t apply."
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...us_launch_live

Place holder for the live feed.

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Aeolus will use revolutionary laser technology to measure winds around the globe. These near-realtime observations will improve the accuracy of numerical weather and climate prediction and advance our understanding of tropical dynamics and processes relevant to climate variability.

Follow the launch of Aeolus live from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 21 August. Streaming begins at 20:45 GMT (22:45 CEST), with liftoff at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST)

Schedule (all times are in CEST):
22:45 Start of live transmission from Europe’s Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana
23:20 Aeolus lifts off
23:40 Video feed from Jupiter Control Centre in Kourou (no commentary)
00:00 Live transmission continues
00:15 Confirmation of satellite separation and acquisition of signal
00:45 End of live transmission
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