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NASA, SpaceX launch 'Mission TEMPO' to monitor air pollution from space

Posted 8th April 2023

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The US space agency on Saturday launched a powerful new instrument into space to track air pollution, which would provide unprecedented resolution of monitoring major air pollutants.

The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will improve life on Earth by revolutionising how scientists observe air quality from space.

"The TEMPO mission is about more than just studying pollution — it's about improving life on Earth for all. By monitoring the effects of everything from rush-hour traffic to pollution from forest fires and volcanoes, NASA data will help improve air quality across North America and protect our planet," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

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