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EarthCARE satellite set for launch

EarthCARE satellite set for launch Recently, ESA's EarthCARE satellite was removed from its transport container at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, beginning an intensive period of preparation for its upcoming launch. The team conducted detailed inspections and testing to ensure the satellite was in optimal condition for its mission. Ensuring the cleanliness of EarthCARE was a critical step in optimizing the performance of its four main instruments. These instruments are designed to advance our understanding of the interactions between clouds, aerosols, solar energy, and outgoing radiation, which are crucial for regulating the Earth's climate.   More

(Source: Space Daily - May 6)

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