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ESA's Cryosat launch failure


Read this in this morning's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"A European Space Agency satellite that was to have collected data on polar 
ice broke up in flight after being launched on a converted Russian 
ballistic missile.

"The loss of the Cryosat satellite is a major blow to the agency, which had 
hoped to conduct a three-year mapping of polar sea ice and provide more 
reliable data for the study of global warming."

73 Howard W3/G6LVB
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