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India plans satellite to monitor sea water levels

By One India

New Delhi, Aug 11: India plans to launch a satellite in 2011 to monitor sea water levels.

Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of State for Science and Technology, told on Wednesday, Aug 11 that the satellite, Saral, will be launched in collaboration with French space agency.

Saral, will carry an altimetre (ALTIKA) for studying the sea surface heights and an ARGOS payload, which is a satellite-based data collection platform.

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