CryoSat-2 : Up & Flying

Cause for much rejoicing and several thousand sighs of relief : CryoSat-2 makes it up into orbit :-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/08/cryosat-european-space-agency-arctic-ice

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8609428.stm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/7566613/Ice-missions-to-measure-climate-change-takes-off.html