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Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
13 October 2017
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017.
Image credit: ESA - Sentinel-5P liftoff