BackForward Satellite: Aeolus-2A 

Satellite details
Acronym Aeolus-2A
Full name Aeolus-2A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First flight unit of the EPS-Aeolus programme.
  • Main mission: clear-air single line-of-sight wind profiling, profiling in clear air and aerosol layers
  • Contribution to aerosol observations through provision of atmospheric backscatter and extinction coefficient profiles at 355 nm. No instrument capability to distinguish optically thin cloud and aerosol layers.
  • Also includes GNSS RO sounder contributing to temperature profile retrievals.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency EUMETSATESA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Instrument details to be added when available.
Launch ≥2028 EOL ≥2033
Last update: 2024-02-05
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

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