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Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
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Moscow, Oct 13, 2017 (AFP) - 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 time at 0927 GMT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
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