spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


ESA approves CryoSat replacement
Posted: Fri, Feb 24, 2006, 1:41 PM ET (1841 GMT)
CryoSat illustration (ESA) The European Space Agency announced Friday that it would proceed with the development and launch of an earth sciences satellite that will replace one lost in a launch failure last year. CryoSat-2 will measure the thickness of polar ice as a means of studying global climate change. the spacecraft will be similar to the original CryoSat, but will cost less — €106.4 million (US$126.9 million) versus €140 million (US$167 million) — by taking advantage of enhanced satellite operations and data processing capabilities. The original CryoSat was lost when its Rockot booster failed on its OCtober 2005 launch. CryoSat-2 is scheduled for launch in March 2009, although the launch vehicle that will be used was not identified.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Saturday, February 24
AAS Names Debra Fischer as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer
American Astronomical Society — 9:42 am ET (1442 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list