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Fraser
2005-Oct-07, 03:00 PM
SUMMARY: ESA's CryoSat ice observation satellite is scheduled for a Saturday launch from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Once in orbit, the satellite will used a specialized radar altimeter to measure changes in land and sea ice thickness over a three-year period. Until now, scientists have known that Arctic sea ice is shrinking, but not if it's thinning. Existing Earth observation satellites don't have the resolution to detect smaller pieces of pack ice, so CryoSat will help fill the gaps.

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galacsi
2005-Oct-09, 10:13 AM
Rocket Error Dooms Launch of European Ice-Watching Satellite

Seen in Space.com or Spaceflight Now

SNIF ....:mad: :doh:

sedition
2005-Oct-11, 11:02 PM
That's the second converted ICBM to fail this year. I don't know how much of a threat Russian ICMS ever were to the US.. :razz:

Seriously though. That sucks a lot.