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Sentinel-6: ‘Dog kennel’ satellite to measure sea-level rise – BBC News

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.



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By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent
media captionSentinel-6 has fixed solar panels. Moving solar wings might disturb its measurements
A satellite that will be critical to understanding of climate change will launch on Saturday from California.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will become the primary means of measuring the shape of the world’s oceans.
Its data will track not only sea-level rise but reveal how the great mass of waters are moving around the globe.
Looking somewhat like a dog kennel,…

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