China and France launch Climate Change monitoring satellite

China and France partnered in building  satellite purposed for detecting climate change. This is the first space project these two countries have worked on together.

The satellite which is designed to monitor the oceans and atmospheres will give scientist a new perspective regarding climate change and its effects on the oceans and how much harmful gases are trapped in the atmosphere coursing the greenhouse effect.  

The Satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi Desert into earth’s orbit. Weighing in at 650 kilograms.  The satellite contains two different radars made by the French SWIM measuring ocean direction and wavelength, the other radar made by the Chinese SCAT will monitor wind force and direction.

Source: ewn.co.za

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