India And France To Launch Weather Satellite Early Next Year
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.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
Chippenham, UK (SPX) Apr 14, 2009
The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen a team led by space software experts SciSys to undertake a proof-of-concept investigation into an innovative technique for securely partitioning on-board satellite software.
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