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esa’s biggest challenge was keeping the spacecraft’s advanced optics from fogging up



aeolus laser shines light on wind




september 6, 2018 , european space agencyfollowing the launch of aeolus on 22 august, this extraordinary satellite is not only emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, but has also measured light backscattered from air molecules and cloud tops. the measurements show a full orbit around e...



launch of wind tracking satellite delayed—by adverse winds




august 20, 2018 the launch of a european satellite that will be the first to directly measure wind speeds around the world has been delayed—because of bad weather. launch company arianespace said monday that the liftoff of the vega rocket carrying the aeolus satellite into orbit has been postponed...



wind satellite vacuum packed




esa’s aeolus satellite ready to be put in the thermal–vacuum chamber for testing. simulating the environment of space, the chamber is used to make sure the satellite will work in space. aeolus will measure profiles of the world’s winds using novel laser technology. this will not only advance o...



european wind survey satellite launched from french guyana




august 22, 2018 the adm-aeolus mission will not only advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, but will also provide much-needed information to improve weather forecasts. the satellite carries the first wind lidar in space, which can probe the lowermost 30 km of the atmosphere to provide pr...



video: aeolus launch highlights




august 24, 2018 , european space agencycredit: cc0 public domainlifted into orbit on a vega rocket from europe's spaceport in french guiana on 22 august 2018, esa's aeolus satellite will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmosphe...



watch the esa launch its wind-mapping aeolus satellite at 5pm et




"the aeolus mission will be a wonderful addition to our fleet of satellites that continually observe earth bringing us incredible insights into our planet, in particular into the complex world of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes -- systems that not only affect our everyday lives but also h...



supercomputers and space-based laser to help predict extreme weather events




the european space agency’s aeolus satellite will observe wind speeds from space. credit:  esafrom droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise. but to what extent are these linked to climate change? just months before the world's first wind monitor...



jupiter's complex transient auroras




this is jupiter's great red spot in 2000 as seen by nasa's cassini orbiter. credit: nasa/jpl/space science institutecombined observations from three spacecraft show that jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon io and interaction with the solar wind...



first satellite to measure global winds set for launch




a satellite designed to measure earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit tuesday from the arianespace launch site in french guiana.



jupiter's complex transient auroras | eurekalert! science news




combined observations from three spacecraft show that jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon io and interaction with the solar wind. at earth, auroras are clearly driven by the solar wind that streams past the planet. but jupiter's gigantic aurora...



first joint france-china satellite to study oceans




a test version of the china-france oceanography satellite cfosatfrance and china's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in beijing friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones. the satellite, named cfosat (china-france oceanography satellite), is due ...



nasa sees tropical storm barijat affecting southern china




september 12, 2018 , nasa's goddard space flight centervisible imagery on sept. 12 at 1:42 a.m. edt (0542 utc) from the visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (viirs) instrument aboard nasa-noaa's suomi npp satellite showed that barijat was being affected by wind shear that was pushing the bulk o...



nasa space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip




once in orbit after it launches this fall, nasa's icesat-2 satellite will travel at speeds faster than 15,000 miles per hour. last week, the satellite's instrument began its journey toward space riding a truck from maryland to arizona, never exceeding 65 mph.



european space agency satellite rides to orbit from russia




a composite of images of the sentinel-3 satellite of the european space agency's copernicus programme, which will monitor earth's oceans.a russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the european space agency's earth observation program. the sentinel-3b satellite blasted off we...



nasa leverages proven technologies to build agency's first planetary wind lidar




image: the marli instrument breadboard is encased inside the clear case in the background. the cylindrical object in the foreground with the silvery outer shell is the optical etalon used in... view more credit: credits: nasa/w. hrybyknasa scientists have found a way to adapt a handful of recently...



nasa sees intensifying typhoon lan stretch high in the troposphere




on oct. 18 the gpm core satellite found extremely heavy rainfall of more than 227 mm (8.9 inches) per hour was located in the southeastern side of the typhoon's eye wall extremely tall thunderstorm towers there reached altitudes above 18.6 km (11.5 miles). credit: nasa/jaxa, hal piercenasa's global ...



nasa sees tropical storm barijat affecting southern china




image: visible imagery on sept. 12 at 1:42 a.m. edt (0542 utc) from the visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (viirs) instrument aboard nasa-noaa's suomi npp satellite showed that barijat was being... view more credit: credit: nasa/noaa/nrlnasa-noaa's suomi npp satellite found that as tropical...



nasa satellites provide a 3-way analysis of tropical cyclone mekun




tropical cyclone mekunu, the second tropical cyclone in less than a week, formed in the western arabian sea early on may 22, 2018 and is moving toward a landfall in oman. nasa satellites provided an infrared, night-time and precipitation analysis of the storm. the global precipitation measurement mi...



under the hood of luminar's long-reach lidar




current automotive lidars scan their surroundings by firing pulses from semiconductor diode lasers emitting at 905 nanometers in the near infrared and recording reflected light to build up a point cloud mapping the car’s surroundings. but laser-safety rules in the u.s. and other countries restrict...



cu boulder-built instrument placed on satellite for probe of upper atmosphere




a university of colorado-built instrument designed to provide unprecedented imaging of the earth's upper atmosphere has been successfully installed on a commercial satellite that will take it to geostationary orbit later this year.the global-scale observations of the limb and disk mission, which is ...



under the hood of luminar's long-reach lidar




current automotive lidars scan their surroundings by firing pulses from semiconductor diode lasers emitting at 905 nanometers in the near infrared and recording reflected light to build up a point cloud mapping the car’s surroundings. but laser-safety rules in the u.s. and other countries restrict...



nasa gets inside look at large and powerful hurricane florence




september 13, 2018 , nasa's goddard space flight centerat 2:20 a.m. edt (0620 utc) on sept. 13, 2018 the modis instrument aboard nasa's aqua satellite looked at hurricane florence in infrared light. modis found a small ring of coldest cloud top temperatures around the eye, as cold as or colder than ...



nasa sees intensifying typhoon lan stretch high in the troposphere




nasa's global precipitation measurement mission or gpm satellite provided 3-d data that showed intensifying typhoon lan had powerful thunderstorms stretching high into the troposphere. nasa-noaa's suomi npp satellite provided a visible image typhoon lan that showed the well-developed circulation.tro...



viasat touts fastest satellite internet in the us with new service




one of the goals of satellite internet is to provide a high-speed internet connection to homes located in areas that don't have the ground infrastructure to support it. "the innovations we're making across our satellite system allow us to do extraordinary things, from moving the satellite industry u...