Credit: ESA-P.Carril

Related channels: EARTH OBSERVATION, ESA, COPERNICUS PROGRAMME (ESA), ESA: EARTH FROM SPACE, EARTH


ABOUT THE ADM-AEOLUS (ESA SATELLITE)

The ADM-AEOLUS (Atmospheric Dynamics Mission) satellite is an Earth observation satellite operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Built by Airbus Defence and Space the satellite was launched on an Arianespace Vega rocket in August 2018 from the Guiana Space Centre in South America. The satellite is designed to provide global observations of three-dimensional wind fields and will enable the detailed study of the circulation and balance of wind energy on planet Earth, solving a deficiency in the meteorological observation network.