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Aeolus teams ready for space

17 August 2018

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.

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Aeolus: of weather and winds

16 August 2018

Although weather forecasts have advanced considerably in recent years, there is a need for global wind measurements to improve them even further. ESA's Aeolus mission will fill this gap by providing global wind-profiles in near-real time.

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Aeolus: preparing for launch

14 August 2018

ESA's Martin Kaspers joins us at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where Aeolus is being readied for liftoff on 21 August 2018.

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Aeolus sealed from view

09 August 2018

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).

Satellite data allows real-time detection of potential fires

09 August 2018

A test pilot Fire Detection Service, based on real-time processing of Landsat-8 data is being assessed within the framework of ESA's Earthnet Programme.

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Wind satellite fuelled for flight

02 August 2018

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

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Berlin battles heatwave

31 July 2018

This year's heatwave continues to sweep across Europe, with wildfires reported across the continent, as the current heat scorches land and vegetation in countries such as the UK, Sweden and Greece.

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Sentinel-1 maps flash floods in Laos

31 July 2018

Copernicus Sentinel-1 data are highlighting the collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in the southeastern province of Attapeu in Laos.

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From green to brown in a month

26 July 2018

The main proof of long hot and dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last few weeks has been obtained from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 images acquired on 28 June and 25 July 2018.

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European drought

25 July 2018

These Copernicus Sentinel-3 images show how this year's heatwave has taken its toll on vegetation in northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

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