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After Two Long Careers, QuikSCAT Rings Down the Curtain

October 13, 2018

Launched in June 1999 for an intended two-year mission, NASA’s SeaWinds scatterometer instrument on the QuikSCAT spacecraft was…
Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country

April 20, 2018

Winds that tear weather gauges from their mountings and blizzards that bury chairlifts – this is the kind…
Martian Winds Carve Mountains, Move Dust, Raise Dust

February 28, 2017

Fast Facts: › Wind is a dominant force shaping landscapes on Mars, despite the thin air. › A…
Wind satellite heads for final testing

January 30, 2017

The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology…
Saharan dust in the wind

November 26, 2016

Every year, trade winds over the Sahara Desert sweep up huge plumes of mineral dust, transporting hundreds of…
Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission

September 7, 2016

ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a…
A Strange Thing Happened in the Stratosphere

September 6, 2016

High above Earth’s tropics, a pattern of winds changed recently in a way that scientists had never seen…
Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus

August 3, 2016

It has been years in the making, but one of the trickiest pieces of space technology ever developed…
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