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EarthCARE Launched!

EarthCARE Launched!

SSTL Founder & Chairman Sir Martin Sweeting was delighted to attend the launch of the joint ESA/JAXA EarthCARE satellite, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Along with many others, Sir Martin - pictured above with ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher - was eagerly awaiting the commencement of the exciting EarthCARE mission that will measure how clouds affect the climate.

EarthCARE is the largest and most complex of all of ESA’s trailblazing Earth Explorer missions – missions that deliver critical information to understand how our world functions and the impact that human activity is having on natural processes.