Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

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Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus programme to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

The Sentinel-5P satellite, part of a system of satellites that is to monitor Earth, blasted off on board a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia’s north-western Arkhangelsk region at 0927 GMT.

From its orbit 824 kilometres above Earth, it will monitor the planet’s atmosphere for occurrences such as volcanic ash that could put airplanes at risk or high levels of...


Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite


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