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Contract signed to build Europe’s carbon dioxide monitoring mission

Written by  Thursday, 30 July 2020 08:56
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Industrial emissions of carbon dioxide fuel our warming climate

With the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere approaching levels that humans may have never before experienced, the need to monitor sources of emissions is more urgent than ever – hence the Copernicus Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission being one of Europe’s new high-priority satellite missions. Taking the mission a significant step forward, ESA and OHB System AG have, today, signed a contract to build the first two satellites that make up the mission.

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