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Space research center puts up-to-date weather maps online

03 March 2014

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A Russian space research center has launched a website providing online users with up-to-date satellite imagery of Earth's weather, the Roscosmos space agency said Monday.

The images are provided by the nearly two-ton Electro-L satellite, which was launched in 2011.

The satellite hovers in a fixed spot above Earth's equator in a geostationary orbit, enabling it to capture consecutive images of nearly the entire eastern hemisphere.

Source: RIA Novosti

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