Aeolus mission

From: John A. Dormer 2 via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:06:26 -0500
In a few hours, the Aeolus mission will launch from French Guiana. Live 
coverage will be here:

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Aeolus/Watch_Aeolus_launch_live

This is a low-altitude polar-orbit vehicle designed to make observations 
of the Earth's dynamic atmosphere using a very interesting ultraviolet 
LIDAR. Since it will be low, it will probably be bright and visible 
several times a day when cloud-cover is minimal. This will probably be a 
good target for beginning observers, except for the relatively high 
angular velocity.

I haven't seen any search elements posted for this vehicle yet, but it's 
also not a terribly interesting vehicle for most people. :)

     John


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