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Space research center puts up-to-date weather maps online
03 March 2014
A Russian space research center has launched a website providing online users with up-to-date satellite imagery of Earth's weather, the Roscosmos space agency said Monday.
The images are provided by the nearly two-ton Electro-L satellite, which was launched in 2011.
The satellite hovers in a fixed spot above Earth's equator in a geostationary orbit, enabling it to capture consecutive images of nearly the entire eastern hemisphere.
Source: RIA Novosti