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Media Invite: CryoSat – Climate Change at the Poles

21.09.2005


CryoSat, a major satellite mission developed by UK scientists to help resolve climate change uncertainties at the poles, will be launched at 16:02 (BST) Saturday 8 October from the Khrunichev Space Centre, Plesetsk, in Russia.

Pre-launch press conference: 10:00am, 3 October
Venue: Earth Gallery, Natural History Museum, London


This European Space Agency mission will:

- test whether global warming is reducing sea ice.
- accurately predict sea level rise caused by melting ice sheets in Antarctic and Greenland.

The satellite was proposed and developed by Professor Duncan Wingham from the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Polar Observation and Monitoring (CPOM) based at University College London and is the first of ESA’s Earth Explorer missions.

To give journalists the opportunity to discuss this mission with the scientists involved, the British National Space Centre (BNSC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are holding a pre-launch press conference in London at 10:00am, Monday 3 October, at the Natural History Museum’s Earth Gallery.

Owen Gaffney | alfa
Further information:
http://www.nerc.ac.uk

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