India will own two Dedicated Satellites by 2011 to study Environment

Indian Space Reasearch Organization had already launched the 83 kg small earth observation satellite (IMS-1) in April 2008 with two optical instruments – a Multi-spectral camera and a Hyperspectral camera to operate in the visible and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.IMS-1 is already in the study of effects of ocean, land and atmosphere.Japan and some European Countries have so far, launched dedicated satellites to monitor emission of greenhouse gases. According to Dr. G.Madhavan Nair, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India will join Japan and other European countries, when India will have two own satellites by the year 2011. The first will be a 50 kg micro-satellite to conduct atmospheric research and the second will be a remote sensing satellite to monitor emission of greenhouses gases like methane and carbon dioxide.

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