China-France Launch Satellite to Detect and Study Climate Change

China-France Launch Satellite to Detect and Study Climate Change on Earth

On Monday, the first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit to detect and study the ocean surface winds and waves around the clock. In order to better understand and predict cyclones to improve scientists’ understanding of climate change.China-France Launch Satellite for predicting the weather changes.

According to China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, a Long March 2C carrier rocket had took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, located in the northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 00:43 GMT to enter the orbit approximately 520 kilometres (323 miles) above the surface of the Earth.

The 650-kilogram (1,430 pound) machine is the first satellite which has been built on a joint effort by both China and France. The satellite will allow climate scientists to better understand the interactions between oceans and the atmosphere, and possibly predict any climate hazards.

The satellite has two radars installed: the French-made SWIM, which is designed to measure the direction and the wavelength of waves, and China’s SCAT, which is created to analyse the force and direction of winds.

The data will be collected and analysed in both countries.

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