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A look around the 'ice explorer'

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Four years on from losing the Cryosat "ice explorer" on launch, the mission team is back for a second attempt with a replacement spacecraft.

Science correspondent Jonathan Amos takes a close look at the new European Space Agency satellite in a cleanroom at IAGB in Munich, Germany, before it is packed away in preparation for its flight to orbit in early 2010.

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