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CNES selects Airbus DS to build instrument to map CO2 levels

Submit on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 22:57

CNES has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract to design and build the optical instrument for MicroCarb, a microsatellite to map global carbon dioxide levels. After launch in 2020, the satellite will study carbon dioxide sources (which produce CO2) and sinks (which absorb it) to understand how this greenhouse gas is affecting climate change.

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