Aeolus reveals all

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Released

14/08/2018

Length

00:01:20

Copyright

ESA/ATG medialab

Description

ESA’s Aeolus satellite carries the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (Aladin) – one of the most sophisticated instruments ever to be put into orbit. The first of its kind, Aladin includes revolutionary laser technology to generate pulses of ultraviolet light that are beamed down into the atmosphere to profile the world’s winds – a completely new approach to measuring the wind from space. This animation offers a glimpse into the satellite’s inner workings.

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