Nasa Readies Satellite to Map Carbon Emissions

16 June 2014

US space research agency Nasa has readied its first ever Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite and it is set to be launched on 1 July.

Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2(OCO-2) satellite will take off from the Californian Air Force Base of Vandenberg.

The satellite is part of a larger scientific expedition that is aimed at monitoring and measuring carbon dioxide concentration levels, which are said to be responsible for the earth's recent global warming and climate change.

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