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China, France plan to launch first joint oceanic satellite in 2018
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017


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The first satellite jointly developed by the Chinese and French space agencies will be launched from China in the second half of 2018.

The China-French Oceanic Satellite is being tested in a Beijing-based assembly testing center of the China National Space Administration, said the administration Friday.

The 700-kilogram satellite will be primarily used for waves forecast and monitoring, as well as research in floating ice, polar glacier and ocean dynamics.

The satellite will carry a wave-scatterometer spectrometer developed by the French space agency and a wind-measurement scatterometer by Chinese scientists. It will be sent into space by a Chinese Long March carrier rocket.

Source: Xinhua News

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Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
Paris (ESA) Oct 17, 2017
Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite - the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe - is in excellent health. The 820 kg satellite was lofted into orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia last Friday on a Rockot. The satellite will use its state-of-the-art Tropomi instrument to monitor our atmosphere, mapping a multitude of gases ... read more

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