Re: Aeolus mission

From: Robert Holdsworth via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:29:00 +1200
Has been catalogued and TLE available on Space-track.
43600 2018-066A

We have a good pass early tomorrow our time, but looks like it will
probably be cloudy.
Prospects are better for the weekend, particularly Saturday evening
(Saturday morning UTC.)

Robert
Wainuiomata
New Zealand.
S 41.244
E 174.946
On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 06:06, John A. Dormer 2 via Seesat-l
<seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>
> 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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