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Al Jazeera 21 Nov 2020

Sentinel-6: SpaceX to launch satellite to track rising sea levels


How fast are sea levels rising?
Scientists hope a new Earth observation satellite will help answer that question.
The Sentinel-6 will launch later on Saturday - as part of a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency. The project could give coastal communities more precise weather forecasts before storms make landfall.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.

Northrop Grumman successfully launched four tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, including a female-friendly $23 million space toilet, on Friday night. The first attempt to launch the Cygnus space station cargo ship atop an Antares rocket Thursday evening was aborted minutes before liftoff. Watch the launch here.
An international effort to measure sea levels is set to launch a satellite to measure the height of the ocean. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is scheduled to head into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. (Nov. 20)
NASA is set to launch part one of its first-ever rotating crew mission aboard the Dragon, SpaceX's first official Commercial Space Capsule.
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