Full Name Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission) Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 22 Aug 2018
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 30 Apr 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43600 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-066A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 96.97 deg
Orbit Altitude 320 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 7 days
Objectives and Applications Aeolus provided accurate global measurements of winds from the surface up to 30 km which helped in improving weather forecasts, understanding atmospheric dynamics, providing info on aerosols and clouds, filling the current major gap in the atmospheric observing system, etc. LST is 18:00 (on an Ascending Node) ad at 06:00 (for a dawn-dusk orbit)
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols ALADIN
Atmospheric Winds ALADIN
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ALADIN
Cloud particle properties and profile ALADIN
Mission Instruments
ALADIN - Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 5 )
Aeolus L2A Aerosol/Cloud optical product
Aeolus Level 2C assisted wind fields resulting from NWP Numerical Weather Prediction assimilation pr ...
Aeolus preliminary HLOS (horizontal line-of-sight) wind observations for Rayleigh and Mie receivers
Aeolus Scientific L2B Rayleigh/Mie wind product
CPEX-AW ADM-Aeolus Datasets

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