The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced its role in the guidance of the Aeolus satellite during its scheduled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Aeolus, a pioneering satellite designed to study global wind patterns, has completed its mission and is now preparing for a controlled descent toward Earth. ESA’s experience in space debris mitigation will be essential in guaranteeing a safe and controlled reentry.
By closely monitoring the satellite’s trajectory and using advanced tracking systems, ESA aims to guide Aeolus to a safe, predetermined location in the South Pacific Ocean. This collaborative effort is testimony to ESA’s commitment to sustainability and responsible space operations.
The successful reentry of Aeolus will not only prevent the accumulation of space garbage, but also pave the way for future missions to manage their end of life scenarios in a safe, environmentally-aware manner.