Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch a satellite on November 10 that can measure rising sea levels from orbit.
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will update maps of the oceans every 10 days, showing scientists how much rising sea levels are eroding coastlines.
On-board digital altimeters can measure millimeter-scale changes in elevation from the satellite, which will orbit 830 miles above Earth.
The aim of the data is to help decision-makers and government better protect coasts and prepare for floods.
Categories: Economic, Environmental
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