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Mantra research balloon successfully launched to probe the ozone layer


Longueuil, QC – September 3, 2004 – Scientists from the Canadian Space Agency, Environment Canada, the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo this week launched a large research balloon in an intensive study of the ozone layer over Canada.

The balloon, as tall as a 20-storey building, is carrying one half tonne of scientific instruments 40 km high in the sky over Saskatchewan.