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NEWS

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

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  • News - Scientific Highlights

    23 July 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Second laser boosts Aeolus power

    Aeolus satellite, which carries the world's first space Doppler wind lidar, has been delivering quality global measurements of Earth's wind.

  • News - General News

    5 Apr 2019

    News - General News

    Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts

    Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task.

  • News - General News

    11 Feb 2019

    News - General News

    Taking Aeolus to the next level

    ESA's Aeolus satellite ready for the next phase.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    8 Feb 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Flying under Aeolus

    Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    12 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus wows with first wind data

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a remarkable feat so early in its life in space.

  • News - General News

    5 Sept 2018

    News - General News

    Aeolus laser shines light on wind

    Aeolus satellite's instrument is emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, fundamental to measuring Earth's wind.

  • News - General News

    22 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    ESA's Aeolus wind satellite launched

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket.

  • News - General News

    17 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    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.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 Aug 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus: of weather and winds

    Weather forecasts have advanced considerably in recent years, Aeolus to provide global wind measurements to improve them even further.

  • News - General News

    9 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    Aeolus sealed from view

    Team bid farewell to Aeolus satellite as it's sealed in its Vega rocket fairing. Preparations for launch on track for liftoff on 21 August.

  • News - General News

    2 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    Wind satellite fuelled for flight

    With liftoff less than three weeks away, Aeolus satellite has been fuelled and is almost ready to be sealed within its Vega rocket fairing.

  • News - General News

    15 June 2018

    News - General News

    Aeolus sets sail

    ESA's Aeolus wind satellite begins its sea voyage to its launch site in French Guiana.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 June 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    In the clean room with Aeolus

    In this edition of Earth from Space, ESA's Aeolus Project Manager talks about the challenges in developing the pioneering laser technology.

  • News - General News

    5 June 2018

    News - General News

    Wind satellite shows off

    Media representatives had the chance to see wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite before it's packed and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Feb 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Profiling the wind

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite will be launched later this year to measure the world's winds from space.