MANTRA Research Balloon successfully launched today to probe the Ozone Layer

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2004

image Longueuil, September 1, 2004 - Scientists from the Canadian Space Agency, Environment Canada, the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo launched today 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.

For more information, visit the MANTRA website at:

and/or contact:

Carole Duval
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Media line: (450) 926-4370
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