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Airbus To Build Platform for CNES-DLR Merlin Methane-monitoring Satellite

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CNES awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract worth 30 million euros to build the spacecraft platform and perform payload integration for the French-German Merlin methane-monitoring satellite.

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Comsat NG. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
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