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Vue de l'intérieur de l'ATR 42 de Safire, pendant un vol scientifique

Interior view of the ATR 42 belonging to Safire, the French facility for airborne research, during a scientific flight. The scientists and test engineers are monitoring the measurement processes at IT workstations using software that traces the trajectory of the plane and the evolution curves of values, among other things. The ATR 42 is a plane that has been specially modified for scientific use. It is perfect for taking measurements in the middle troposphere, including measurements relating to chemistry, remote sensing, microphysics and turbulence. Safire is a unit dedicated to climatic and environmental research, satellite validation and aeronautical development. It uses planes for the benefit of scientific research as part of experimental campaigns.

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