Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch

Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jul 09, 2018

Having set sail from France on 15 June – Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

While almost all satellites travel by aircraft, Aeolus’ journey was rather different – it travelled all the way across the Atlantic from Saint Nazare, western France to the Port of Cayenne, French Guiana by ship.

Aeolus carries one of t
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