Glasnost in space.
Recent turmoil in the Soviet Union apparently has not affected the launch and operations of the first Soviet satellite to carry a significant U.S. instrument, according to NASA scientists. On Aug. 15, four days before the failed coup attempts, a Meteor-3 satellite lifted off with a U.S. ozone-measuring device called TOMS. The new instrument will replace an aging 13-year-old TOMS that has provided satellite pictures of the Antarctic ozone hole and helped scientists track ozone depletions around the world. NASA researchers have already started receiving data from the new TOMS.
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|Title Annotation:||Soviet satellite carrying a U.S. ozone-measuring device is launched|
|Date:||Sep 7, 1991|
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