India launches satellite to monitor climate change from space
India has launched its own satellite to measure climate change in space, a step the country’s space agency said it was taking “in an effort to ensure that climate change is taken seriously”.
India’s new satellite, the Advanced Space Satellite (ASS), will measure and monitor the global climate from orbit.
The satellite will be able to send data to a global climate database, known as the Global Change Observing Satellite System (GCOOS), the Indian space agency ISRO said in a statement on Tuesday.
The launch is expected to take place on October 30, according to ISRO.
The new satellite will help India’s government in developing its “capable” climate monitoring and monitoring systems, ISRO added.
The government has set a target of getting at least 25% of the countrys land area covered by rain by 2050.
The weather agency has a satellite that can monitor and predict the weather in a day.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been the lead agency on the project.
The world’s largest space agency has already launched satellites to monitor the weather.
Earlier this year, it launched its first satellite, in January, to track how global temperatures are changing.
The satellites have also been used for weather monitoring, to monitor and forecast hurricanes, typhoons and droughts.