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Europe set to launch atmosphere-probing satellite

Paris (AFP) Oct 11, 2017

Europe is set to launch a satellite Friday dedicated to monitoring Earth’s atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun’s radiation, the European Space Agency said.

The Sentinel-5P orbiter will form part of Europe’s Copernicus Earth monitoring project to track environmental damage and aid disaster relief operations.

It will contribute to warnings about eruptions

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