12.10.2011 - Launch of the First Indo-French Satellite, Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
I am delighted at the successful launch of the very first Indo-French satellite from the Indian space centre in Sriharikota this morning. This satellite, christened Megha-Tropiques, will help measure climatic (...)
Megha-Tropiques, the first Indo-French climate satellite, has been launched on 12 October 2011 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. This is the first time that a satellite is used to help study atmospheric water cycles and energy fluxes in the inter-tropical region. Megha-Tropiques thus aims to improve our knowledge in tropical climatology.