• It is a global carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite to understand the effects of climate change
  • Launched by China
  • TanSat will thoroughly examine global CO2 levels every 16 days, accurate to at least 4 ppm (parts per million)
  • It weighs 620-kg and will be located in sun synchronous orbit about 700 kms above the earth. It has three-year mission life
  • The satellite will help understanding of climate change and provide China’s policy makers with independent emissions data in first-hand and share it with researchers worldwide


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