TECHNOLOGY: Russia launched satellite to monitor the climate.


A space satellite known as Arktika ~m was launched into the space on Sunday by the Russian. On the mission to monitor the climate and environment in the “Arctic amid”, a push by the Kremlin.

The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz Rocket.

The satellite will be able to retransmit distress signals from ships, aircraft or people in remotes areas.

The satellite will be monitoring and taking image every 15 ~ 30 minutes of the Arctic

“As more activity takes place in the Arctic and as it moves higher latitudes, improving weather and ice forecasting abilities is crucial”, said Mia Bennett, a geographer at the University of Hong Kong.