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China-France Oceanography Satellite to be launched in September

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-03-31 14:59

BEIJING - An ocean-observing satellite developed by China and France will be launched in September, according to China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).

The China-France Oceanography Satellite will be launched aboard a Long March 2C rocket, which was developed by the CALT.

The satellite is the first to be jointly developed by China and France.It will monitor ocean-surface wind and waves and the monitoring data will be shared by scientists from both countries.

The satellite will further promote technological cooperation between China and France. It is also to facilitate the implementation of Paris Agreement on climate change, the CALT said.

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