17 Aug 2018

Aeolus teams ready for space

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.

Source: ESA news

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17 Aug 2018

Watch Aeolus launch


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)
Source: ESA news

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16 Aug 2018

Listening out for Aeolus


Operations image of the week: The newest member of ESA’s network of ground stations, a 4.5 m-diameter antenna in Australia, is primed and ready to hear Aeolus’ first words
Source: ESA news

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16 Aug 2018

Commanding from space


Technology image of the week: This Friday, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be commanding this humanoid robot from orbit, and you can watch the test live
Source: ESA news

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14 Aug 2018
14 Aug 2018

Aeolus in launch tower

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).

Source: ESA news

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13 Aug 2018
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09 Aug 2018

A cautionary tail


Operations image of the week: comet Swift–Tuttle leaves in its wake a trail of cometary debris — the cause of the annual Perseids meteor showers and a reminder of Earth’s vulnerable position in space
Source: ESA news

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09 Aug 2018

Aeolus sealed from view

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).

Source: ESA news

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