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South Korea to launch environment monitoring sat

Seoul, South Korea: South Korea embarked on the development of a geostationary environmental satellite with the goal of launching it in 2018, according to the Ministry of Environment, South Korea. The Ministry claimed that the satellite would be the first of its kind to be placed into geostationary orbit after Europe and the US.

The Ministry aims to promote the development of satellite, which will monitor air pollution and climate change in Northeast Asia and the Korean peninsula.

To meet the goal, the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) under the ministry will select overseas companies for development cooperation within this year and will manufacture the satellite by 2015.

Source: Xinhua