, author: Ermakova M.

NASA will measure air pollution from space

After launching into orbit, the device will take measurements hourly.

Photo source: NASA

The US Aviation and Space Agency (NASA) will monitor air pollution from space. To do this, a device was launched into space.

A device that will monitor air pollution over the North American continent has been sent into space by US rocket and space shuttle maker SpaceX.

The TEMPO tropospheric pollution monitor has been successfully launched from the space station at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Once in orbit, the spacecraft will measure air quality hourly throughout the day from Puerto Rico to Canada.

The total cost of the TEMPO device to NASA is said to be around $210 million.