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A technical issue that delayed the February launch of the European Space Agency's (ESA) climate satellite has been fixed, the agency reports, opening the door for a new April 8 projected launch.
As ESAâ€™s Mission Scientist for CryoSat, Mark Drinkwaterâ€™s role in supporting the preparation of the mission has been to ensure that the satellite and data processing systems are compatible with achieving the missionâ€™s objectives of deriving accurate measurements of ice-thickness change.
ESAâ€™s GOCE gravity mission has achieved another major milestone as control of the satellite is transferred to the operations teams, marking the end of its commissioning and calibration phase.
ESAâ€™s CryoSat ice mission has completed its Flight Acceptance Review, confirming that all the mission components are ready for launch, which is planned for February 25, 2010 from Baikonur.
The European Space Agency launched two new satellites on Monday in an effort to gather more data on global climate change.
The European Space Agency says it is extending an opportunity to scientists to submit proposals for the eighth Earth Explorer mission. By focusing on science and research, the Earth Explorer series of missions is being flown to improve our understanding of how the Earth system works and how human activity affects natural Earth processes, the space agency said.
As part of ESAâ€™s Earth Observation Program and its continuing endeavor to address critical Earth science issues, the Agency has released an opportunity for scientists to submit proposals for the eighth Earth Explorer mission.
After leaving Thales Alenia Space in the south of France on September 15, ESAâ€™s SMOS Earth Explorer has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it will be prepared for launch on November 2.
As members of the media visit IABGâ€™s spacecraft test center in Germany to learn more about ESAâ€™s CryoSat mission and view the satellite, a new target launch date of February 28, 2010 has been announced.
A company from one of ESAâ€™s Business Incubation Centres has used space technology to develop a scanner to spot weaknesses in dike structures. It is being used to inspect dikes and dams on the Danube river and in the Netherlands.
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