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Aeolus sealed from view

09 August 2018

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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.

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Monitoring Earth's skin heat for crops and climate

23  July 2019

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands of Europe this summer. The objective is to work towards increasing the resilience of agriculture to future water scarcity and variability

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