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Aeolus is set to launch on a Vega rocket at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST) on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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Aeolus Laser Shines Light On Wind

Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has also already returned a tantalising glimpse of the data it will provide. See:  http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Aeolus/Aeolus_laser_shines_light_on_wind    

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