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. India And France To Launch Weather Satellite Early Next Year

Megha Tropiques will carry four scientific payloads and be placed in an orbit 800 km above the equator
by Staff Writers
New Delhi (XNA) Mar 30, 2009
India and France will jointly launch early next year a weather satellite to monitor air and water movements over the tropic areas of the world, said local newspaper Mail.

The satellite, Megha Tropiques, will gather comprehensive tropical weather data related to the global warming, said the report.

"Megha Tropiques will be capable of studying cloud systems, radiation, water vapor and temperature and humidity in our troposphere on a more frequent basis," the report quoted an unnamed spokesperson from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)as saying.

The French space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, is collaborating with ISRO in the project, said the report.

Megha Tropiques will carry four scientific payloads and be placed in an orbit 800 km above the equator, according to the report.

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