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ESA Euronews: Favourable winds for Aeolus

21 September 2018

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This edition of Space comes from the coast of northern Norway, where we've come to the Andøya Space Centre to meet scientists working on a new satellite called Aeolus.

This mission carries revolutionary laser technology to measure the wind around the entire globe.

Lofted into orbit in August 2018 on a Vega rocket from French Guiana, Aeolus has only just begun its life in space. Engineers are now busy commissioning the mission to ensure that it will soon be ready to deliver novel data on winds.

This will be used to improve our understanding of the atmosphere and to improve weather forecasts.

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