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- China successfully launched TanSat, a global carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite to understand the effects of climate change.
- It was launched on board of Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi Desert.
- With this, China became third country after Japan and United States to have its own satellite to monitor greenhouse gases (GHGs).
- TanSat will thoroughly examine global CO2 levels every 16 days, accurate to at least 4 ppm (parts per million).
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