Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere

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2017/10/13 | 405 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | SPACE

Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed.The Sentinel-5P orbiter took off on schedule at 0927 GMT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.The launch went according to plan and the 820-kilogramme (1,800-pound) satellite was delivered into its final orbit 79 minutes after liftoff, the European Space Agency (ESA) said."The S...(…)

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