Aug 22, 2018

Lift off for British Aeolus weather satellite which promises to end Michael Fish style gaffes

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The world just became a little bit safer tonight as Europe’s groundbreaking wind-monitoring satellite finally blasted into orbit — ridding the world of Michael Fish moments.

At exactly 10.20 BST the Jupiter mission control centre in French Guiana, South America, gave the final green light for lift-off following a nail-biting week which saw the launch delayed by 24 hours- ironically because of strong winds.

But with the name Aeolus, it was never going to be plain sailing for the European Space Agency’s latest Earth Observation satellite.

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