The Ice Satellite... Jul 26, 2005 12:39:35 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 26, 2005 12:39:35 GMT -6 Ice mission almost set for launch The European Space Agency (Esa) satellite has gone through months of testing in Germany and will be transported to Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome next month. The three-year mission will monitor how the world's ice sheets are changing. Its main objective is to test the prediction that ice cover is diminishing due to global warming. Data gathered by submarines suggests that Arctic sea ice is thinning rapidly. More here: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4704597.stm=========I'll cut down on the ice in my martini preparations if it helps.