News Digest Item
15 Sep 2016

Germany and France sign agreement on environmental satellite

German Aerospace Center

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its French counterpart CNES signed a cooperation agreement to realise the Franco-German climate satellite MERLIN. From 2021 onwards, the satellite will measure the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the Earth’s atmosphere. “Space missions such as MERLIN help us to gain a greater understanding of the mechanisms that influence the Earth's climate. This is therefore also an essential component for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement,” Brigitte Zypries, state secretary at the economy ministry, said during the signing ceremony.

Read the press release in English here.

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