India, France to launch SARAL-AltiKa satellite

August 26, 2010 at 9:55 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston wit hthe blog faculty


BANGALORE (BNS): With ocean scientists reporting a nine mm rise in sea levels in four years, India in collaboration with the French National Space Agency will launch an exclusive satellite later this year to study the changes in the environment.

The satellite, called SARAl, will carry an altimeter (AltiKa) for studying the sea surface heights and an ARGOS payload, which is a satellite-based data collection platform…more

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