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Old 08-18-2018, 08:47 AM   #16
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17 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.
Experts in mission operations, flight dynamics, ground stations and software systems worked together with counterparts in the Jupiter Control Room on the far side of the Atlantic at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, to practise the pre-launch and liftoff sequence.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:46 PM   #17
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24-hour weather delay for Vega’s launch of the Aeolus satellite from French Guiana

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-u...ht-vv12-delay/

Is it a wind-up, or have they got the wind up?

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:51 PM   #18
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Well, I missed it!

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...us_launch_live

Launch reolay:
http://blogs.esa.int/eolaunches/2018...iftoff-replay/

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Old 08-22-2018, 10:02 PM   #19
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Webcast is back live:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...us_launch_live


Esa is happy, Aeolus has separated, and in its correct orbit.


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Confirmation from Troll station!
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Title Highlights of Aeolus launch
Released: 23/08/2018
Length 00:02:24
Language English
Footage Type Music Clip
Copyright ESA
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Lifted into orbit on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 22 August 2018, ESA’s Aeolus satellite will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmosphere. Importantly, this novel mission will also improve weather forecasting. The Aeolus carries one of the most sophisticated instruments ever to be put into orbit. The first of its kind, Aladin includes revolutionary laser technology to generate pulses of ultraviolet light that are beamed down into the atmosphere to profile the world’s winds – a completely new approach to measuring the wind from space.
Prior to liftoff, the satellite had been at the spaceport for around six weeks being tested, fuelled, encased in the Vega rocket fairing, rolled out to the launch pad and hoisted into the launch tower. Vega lifted off at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST, 18:20 local time) on 22 August. Some 55 minutes later, the upper stage delivered Aeolus into orbit and contact was established through the Troll ground station in Antarctica at 00:30 CEST on 23 August. The satellite is being controlled from ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. Controllers will spend the next few months carefully checking and calibrating the mission as part of its commissioning phase.
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http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Vid..._Aeolus_launch
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24 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.

The Aeolus satellite was launched on a Vega rocket in the evening of 22 August from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. With a launch mass of 1360 kg, including 266 kg of fuel, Aeolus will be the first-ever satellite to directly measure Earth’s winds from space.
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Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has also already returned a tantalising glimpse of the data it will provide.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob..._light_on_wind
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...irst_wind_data

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2 September 2018
Just one week after ESA’s Aeolus satellite shone a light on our atmosphere and returned a taster of what’s in store, this ground-breaking mission has again exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a truly remarkable feat so early in its life in space.
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