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Overcriticalengineer t1_j3o8gev wrote

It’s also a satellite from almost forty years ago, versus a rocket stage launched in the past year. It also provided data for twenty years, instead of the fifteen minutes of utility that the rocket stage provided.

Edit: To add about the utility of the satellite: “That data helped shape the Montreal Protocol Agreement, an international agreement signed in 1987 by dozens of countries, that resulted in a dramatic decrease around the globe in the use of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) – chemicals once commonly used in aerosol sprays, refrigeration and air conditioners.”