- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the European Space Agency’s earth observation program.

The Sentinel-3B satellite blasted off Wednesday from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia, said the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

The satellite, part of the ESA’s Copernicus program, is to measure oceans, land, ice and the Earth’s atmosphere.

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