Japan Launches Satellite For Monitoring Environment

On Monday, Japan’s space agency launched a rocket carrying a satellite that will examine greenhouse gases, plus it’s the first satellite built completely in the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),the nation’s H-IIA rocket lifted off Monday afternoon at 1:08 pm from the Tanegashima Space Centre.

The satellite is legitimately named GOSAT-2 (greenhouse gases observing satellite-2), moreover it is projected to present data that will help Japan generate and circulate “emission inventories” of the CO2 output of various countries, as outlined in the Paris climate settlement.

The satellite will also make accurate observations of methane and other gases. The Japanese rocket also released “KhalifaSat”, the first satellite built entirely in the UAE by local engineers.

Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi reported in a tweet that the launch of KhalifaSat is an extraordinary Emirati achievement and our dreams to embrace space have become a reality.

The Japanese rocket will release five other smaller satellites. Japan’s space agency and its private partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries see the international satellite launch market as an achievable revenue stream.

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