India monsoon satellite launched

BBC: India has successfully launched a new satellite, the Megha-Tropiques, to study the patterns of the monsoon. The one-tonne satellite was one of four spacecraft fired into orbit on Wednesday from Sriharikota, about 80km from Madras. The Megha-Tropiques satellite is a joint venture with France. Its should give meteorologists fresh insight into how water moves through the atmosphere to produce the intense weather associated with monsoons. India built the satellite platform and provided the......

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