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Satellite details
Acronym ADM-Aeolus
Full name Atmospheric Dynamics Mission - Aeolus
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the ADM-Aeolus programme.
  • Main mission: clear-air wind profiling.
  • Substantial contribution to aerosol observation.
Mass at launch 1367 kg Dry mass
Power 1400 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • NRT wind profiles available to Met Services from ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts)
  • Offline data available from ESA/ESRIN,
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 320 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency ESA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Extended commissioning phase expected (mid.-2019).
Launch 22 Aug 2018 EOL ≥2021
Last update: 2018-08-23
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ADM-Aeolus

Acronym Full name
ALADIN Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
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