Blog number five has landed and this week the hot topic is... wind!
On 14:19 on 10 December 2018, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer on board Metop-C performed its first measurement.
It's week four of the Polarstern's voyage and you know what that means - a brand-new blog post from the students following its path.
It's the second week aboard the Polarstern and the third blog post recording the adventure!
Week two from the Polarstern logbook - students from group FH38 describe what can be found on-board the vessel and what they witnessed during the first days of their virtual mission to Cape Town from Bremerhaven.
Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.
After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!
Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.
Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.