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China to bring into orbit new carbon dioxide monitoring satellite

China plans to bring into orbit a new satellite to monitor carbon dioxide in the atmosphere equipped with the LiDAR (remotely receiving information about remote objects.) system. It will be the first such in the world and ready for launch in July, the National Center for Satellite Meteorology said, Radio China reports.
Since 2016, China has brought into Earth orbit three carbon dioxide monitoring and exploration satellites, all of which are equipped with passive optical remote sensing technology. In the next five years, the country plans to establish a network of satellites to monitor the levels and state of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It's part of Beijing's efforts to reach the maximum of carbon emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.


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