ESA Selects Arianespace To Launch ADM-Aeolus Satellite | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.17.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.17.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

ESA Selects Arianespace To Launch ADM-Aeolus Satellite

Vega Launcher Will Boost The Spacecraft Into Orbit In 2017

ESA has awarded a contract to Arianespace to launch the ADM-Aeolus satellite, a key mission within the scope of Europe's Earth Explorer program.

ADM-Aeolus will provide global observations of 3D wind profiles from space, enabling scientists to refine the currently known characteristics and improve techniques for modeling and analyzing the Earth's atmosphere. This mission will make a direct contribution to improving the quality of weather forecasts and climatology research. The ADM-Aeolus mission is named after the mortal designated by the gods in Greek mythology as the keeper of the winds.

ADM-Aeolus will be injected into Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 320 km. It comprises three modules:

  • Aladin (Atmospheric Laser Doppler INstrument), a direct-detection lidar (a laser "radar") incorporating measurements of scattering from aerosols and water droplets ("Mie") and molecular scattering to provide 3D images of wind profiles.
  • A platform based on that used for the Mars Express spacecraft.
  • Solar array.

Airbus Defence and Space is prime contractor for the ADM-Aeolus mission, and is also in charge of the Aladin instrument.

The satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, during the second half of 2017, using a Vega light launch vehicle.

(Source: Arianespace news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.arianespace.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Hard>[...]

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Hard>[...]

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re b>[...]

AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle! Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to>[...]

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC