Airbus SE - The role of aerosols and clouds - the great unknown of climate

Clouds and aerosols are still considered the great unknowns in understanding our climate. With the EarthCARE Earth observation satellite, Airbus has made the finishing touches to the crucial ‘key’ that will unlock the mysteries of clouds, helping make more accurate atmospheric models and climate forecasts. The 2.3-tonne satellite is now being transported from the Airbus site in Friedrichshafen, Germany, to the European Space Agency's ESTEC technology centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.