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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    "Scientists have published the first global CO2 maps compiled using data collected by China's TanSat."

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fi..._data_999.html
    Now it has 75 data users worldwide.

    China's carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has 75 data users worldwide, according to the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    The 620-kg satellite received 11,000 data orders and 27,478 GB of data downloads.

    TanSat, launched last December, was China's first satellite to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

    As part of its three-year mission, TanSat thoroughly examines global carbon dioxide (CO2) levels every 16 days, accurate within 4 ppm (parts per million).

    The satellite can observe the sun, moon, solar flares and objects on the ground.

    The satellite has different modes for observing oceans and land, and can constantly adjust its orientation and position. To ensure the accuracy of TanSat, six ground-based observation stations will calibrate and examine observational data.

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for China to become a science and technology world leader.

    https://gbtimes.com/xi-jinping-calls...h-world-leader

    Core technologies cannot be bought, begged for or demanded, said Chinese President Xi Jinping at a science and technology meeting in Beijing on Monday.

    Xi made the remarks at the opening of the 19th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the 14th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, reports state-run news agency Xinhua.

    He declared that a new round of scientific, technological and industrial revolutions is reshaping both the world of innovation and the global economic structure. Xi then talked about how the impact of science and technology on a country’s future and the well-being of its people has never been as profound as it is today.

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    China is upgrading its ability to forecast weather. First report is about the weather satellite launched today and the second on the 11more weather satellites it plans to launch by 2025.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137232615.htm

    China on Tuesday launched the new Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

    The Fengyun-2H was launched on a Long March-3A rocket at 9:07 p.m., Beijing Time, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    It was the 277th mission of the Long March rocket series.

    A geostationary orbit satellite, Fengyun-2H is the last in the Fengyun-2 series. The Fengyun-4 series will dominate China's new generation geostationary orbit meteorological satellites, said Zhao Jian, deputy director of the Department of System Engineering of China National Space Administration (CNSA).
    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137232618.htm

    China plans to send 11 more meteorological satellites into orbit by 2025 to further improve its weather forecasting accuracy and ability to cope with natural hazards, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

    The planned satellites include three Fengyun-3 satellites in polar orbit, two Fengyun-4 satellites in geostationary orbit, one dawn-dusk orbit climate satellite, one high-precision greenhouse gas detection satellite and one hyper-spectral satellite.

    China also aims to send a microwave detection satellite into the geostationary orbit to enhance its ability to predict and monitor fast-changing typhoons, rainstorms and other extreme weather. The satellite will work with the Fengyun-4 series to improve forecasting of rainfall and climate.

    A precipitation radar measurement satellite is also planned to improve the accuracy of numerical forecasting of precipitation.

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    I do wish we'd get the Outer Space Treaty modernized one of these days.
    It's edging up towards dangerously behind the times.

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