The Ecu Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite premiered on Friday with a Rokot missile in the Plesetsk launch pad in sout eastern Russia.
The measurements will also help understand processes within the atmosphere associated with the weather and also to the development of holes within the ozone layer.
The mission will lead to volcanic ash monitoring for aviation safety as well as for services that warn of high amounts of Ultra violet radiation causing scare tissue.
The satellite will map the worldwide atmosphere every single day, helping study polluting of the environment.
Other Earth-observing Sentinel satellites launched earlier provide radar and optical imagery of the world, and monitor the health of the earth’s oceans and ice sheets.
It’s the sixth satellite within the ESA’s Copernicus programme.