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  1. CryoSat all set to monitor sea ice

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    August 16, 2005

    Like the ocean, glaciers and sea ice play a key role in climate processes, so we need to monitor them. Europe’s CryoSat satellite is set for launch this autumn to observe the cryosphere and study variations in the polar ice caps. CNES is providing the Doris precise-positioning instrument for this Esa mission.

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  2. Cryosat-2 ready to embark on ice mission

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    February 2, 2010

    ESA’s Cryosat-2 satellite is set to embark on its mission above Earth’s poles on 25 February. With its altimeter, aided by the DORIS instrument, it will monitor variations in ice elevation and thickness with millimetre accuracy.

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  3. CryoSat recovery mission confirmed for 2009

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    March 15, 2006

    After the loss of CryoSat, 8 October 2005, Esa has confirmed the CryoSat recovery mission to study Earth’s cryosphere. CryoSat-2 is scheduled to launch in 2009, with CNES’s Doris* precise-positioning system on board.

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  4. Mission

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    August 31, 2016

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