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ESA’s Earth Explorer CryoSat mission is dedicated to measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica. Its main payload is a SAR Interferometric Radar Altimeter, which is designed for ice, measuring changes at the margins of vast ice sheets and floating ice in polar oceans.

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  • Date: 08 April 2010
  • Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Rocket: Russian/Ukrainian Dnepr based on SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile
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