NASA Jason 2 Satellite Launches, Monitors Global Climate Changes

June 23, 2008

NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales have launched the Jason 2 satellite, aimed to monitor global climate change...New York (ChattahBox) – NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales have launched the Jason 2 satellite, aimed to monitor global climate change.

The new Jason 2 satellite is part of the 3-year Ocean Surface Topography Mission.

The satellit was built by the Alenia Space unit of France’s Thales SA for CNES. and launched from the the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday.

The Jason 2 satellite will go to work by measuring the height and other information about the ocean.

From there, it will be able to monitor global climate change and how it is progressing.

The satellite will use radar and lasers built into its 3 feet by 3 feet by 12 feet frame.


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