Satellite for atmosphere and space to be launched
A small satellite for Atmosphere and Space Science is planned to be launched in three to four years.india Updated: May 12, 2006 02:36 IST
A small satellite for Atmosphere and Space Science is planned to be launched in three to four years, government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
The satellite is intended primarily to monitor atmospheric aerosols and trace gases like Ozone, Carbon Monoxide and water vapour which influence the radiation budget of atmospheric system, Minister of State in the PM's office Prithviraj Chavan said in a written reply.
The satellite will be able to cover the measurement over the large oceanic region of this part, he said.
Canada is contributing towards development of a detector system for one of the telescopes on Indian satellite ASTROSAT under a Memorandum of Understanding between ISRO and the Canadian Space Agency, Chavan said.
The satellite is expected to be in orbit by 2008, he said.