Eole was a French weather microsatellite, also known as CAS (Cooperative Applications
Satellite) and before launch as FR-2. Named after the god of the wind,
Eole interrogated and returned data from over 500 instrumented weather balloons
released from Argentina drifting at heights of 12 km to help study southern-hemisphere
winds, temperatures, and pressures.
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||678 × 903 km × 50.2°
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