ICARUS cosmonaut space station

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Information collected from orbiting satellites can tell us a lot about the weather, our changing climate and abundant life on Earth. Thanks to advances in technology, soon we may be able to watch, in real-time, the movements and migration of tiny winged species, including insects.

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Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the ICARUS animal-tracking experiment, Aug. 15, 2018. The system is being tested in the summer of 2020.

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