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[11.03.2020]

Scientists will be able to monitor the purity of the atmosphere from space

11.03.2020

NASA, South Korea and the European Space Agency are working on a satellite system that can be used to track air quality on the planet in near real time.

The first instrument for tracking atmospheric pollution was the South Korean geostationary spectrometer for environmental monitoring (GEMS), which was launched into space on February 18 as part of a Korean satellite designed to monitor the surface of the ocean.

NASA plans to send an identical instrument into space aboard a commercial communications satellite in 2022. They will be followed by two instruments of the European Space Agency, which will join the constellation of satellites monitoring air quality in 2023.

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http://www.science.gov.az/news/open/12430