Possible mission: Guide Aeolus through the Burning Welcome Land

Satellite reentry burning in the atmosphere concept

The European Space Agency (ESA) is carrying out its first assisted reentry of a satellite. Having successfully completed its mission and with fuel nearly out of fuel, the Aeolus wind-mapping satellite is now descending towards Earth. Although Aeolus was built ahead of current end-of-life regulations, ESA is striving to adhere to contemporary best practices by … Read more