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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers


    The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    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.

  • Instrument - Lidar/Laser Sounders, Profilers/Sounders

    Instrument - Lidar/Laser Sounders, Profilers/Sounders


    ALADIN, on board Aeolus, is a Direct Detection Doppler Wind Lidar operating in the ultraviolet range.