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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic
February 28, 2021

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Russia has launched its space satellite Arktika-M on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic.

In a post on Twitter, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said that the satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket.

Russia plans to send up a second satellite in 2023 and, combined, the two will offer round-the-clock, all-weather monitoring of the Arctic Ocean and the surface of the Earth.