Oct 20, 2011


CNES (or Centre National d'√Čtudes Spatiales) is roughly the French equivalent of ISRO in India. Both these space agencies have recently collaborated on a satellite mission to research meteorological questions, especially relating to the water cycle in the tropical areas. This satellite was successfully launched in October this year.

Appropriately, the mision has an Indo-French name. Called "____-Tropiques", the blank is from the Sanskrit word for "cloud". What word?

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