Countdown to Icarus

On February 11, 2018 a Russian Sojus rocket will carry the antenna of the Icarus mission to the International Space Station ISS. Researchers around the world will then be able to study the movements of animals and determine the conditions in which they live. With the help of tiny transmitters which send their data to International Space Station, researchers such as Martin Wikelski from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, want to understand the patterns of animal movements.
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