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Fraser
2006-May-24, 04:39 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency has decided on the shortlist of spacecraft that could launch in less than a decade and contribute to the scientific exploration of our planet. The missions include Biomass, which will measure the Earth's forests; TRAQ, which will monitor air quality; PREMIER, to watch how gasses change in the atmosphere; FLEX, to observe global photosynthesis; A-SCOPE, to track the global carbon cycle; and CoReH20, which will measure the ice/water/snow cycle. ESA requested proposals more than a year ago, and received 24 from different research groups.

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