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Scientist explains ice mission

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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.

Lead scientist Professor Duncan Wingham, from University College London, tells the BBC's Jonathan Amos about the new satellite, Cryosat-2.

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