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HALO Sets Off into the Atmosphere

Start des neuen Forschungsflugzeugs / TACTS-Mission untersucht Treibhausgase

Jülich/Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 August 2012 – Prof. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Education and Research, today officially put into operation the research aircraft HALO (High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft). The last week of August will see the first of six flights in the TACTS mission between Oberpfaffenhofen and the Cape Verde Islands. Three measuring instruments from Forschungszentrum Jülich will be carried on the atmospheric research mission.

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