The satellite named CFOSAT will operate in an orbit of 500 km for 3 years. It will be equipped with a surface-wave monitoring radar developed in France, which is already delivered, and a wind scatterometer developed in China. The satellite will analyze the wind and waves on the ocean’s surface and their effects on the air-sea interface, for a better understanding about climate change.

CAS news release, October 24, 2017-10-25