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Peering through the pollution - the space probe helping map the problem

The Sentinel 5 Precursor was constructed at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A space satellite built in Hertfordshire has started beaming images of pollution back to Earth.

The Sentinel 5 Precursor was constructed at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage.

The pictures will show us the extent of pollution - both man-made and natural - in our air around the world and hopefully lead to solutions.

The Sentinel 5 was designed to last for seven years but it's gone into orbit so successfully the signs are it could now last twice as long.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Airlander 10 crashes into field in Bedfordshire

Credit: BCH Policing

The Airlander 10, dubbed the world's longest aircraft, has crashed into a field in Cardington in Bedfordshire.

Pictures have emerged online showing it collapsed on the ground.

Bedfordshire Police were called just before 9.30am today to the Airfield following reports that an airship had become loose from its moorings.

Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit tweeted saying they were attending the collision.

Credit: BCH Policing

The Airlander 10 has cost £100 million pounds to get into the air - but in August 2016 it crash landed on only its second ever UK flight.

On that occasion it crashed because its mooring line got caught on power lines.


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The world's largest aircraft is in final preparations for its second phase of test flights.

The Airlander 10 has been built in a huge hangar in Bedfordshire - but it's starting to outgrow its home at Cardington Airfield.

Next year, it will move to a new site - Sarah Byrd's been finding out where it might be going.

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