NASA SpaceX's TEMPO mission will monitor air pollution every hour


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NASA, in partnership with SpaceX, has launched an air-quality monitoring mission called TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution Instrument). The Earth-observation instrument is a payload on Intelsat 40E, a commercial communications satellite. It took off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 12:30am EDT (10:00am IST) on April 7.