Launch of 3 satellites built by Thales and dedicated to the climate and the environment
From November 30 to December 11, 2015, Paris will host the 21st climate change conference, COP21 (21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change).
COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever organized about environmental management.
The task will be daunting indeed, since the challenge is to reach, for the first time, a universal agreement enabling us to fight effectively against climate change and carbon emissions.
After playing a significant role in several development projects for Copernicus services (oceanography, atmospheric studies), Thales Alenia Space has now teamed up with the French climate and environment lab (Laboratoire Français du Climat et de l’Environnement) to sponsor an industry chair and demonstrate the decisive role played by spaceborne systems in monitoring greenhouse gases. Involved in ESA’s upcoming coastal environment data processing center, the company is also leading a regional competitiveness cluster for risk management.
Three satellites dedicated to the climate and the environment will be launched this year, all built by Thales Alenia Space: MSG-4, Jason-3 and Sentinel 3A.
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