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Airbus: contract with ESA for Bartolomeo platform

(CercleFinance.com) - Airbus announces the signing of a contract with the ESA (European Space Agency) for the Bartolomeo platform in the ISS (International Space Station).

This new research platform is set to be launched in March 2020.

The Airbus Bartolomeo platform offers new research capabilities in the ISS.

The ESA has formalised the reservation of a payload space intended for a Norwegian instrument that will measure the density of plasma in the Earth's atmosphere.

The platform makes it possible to observe the planet and in particular measure traces of gas, or monitor the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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