SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket is launching satellites that would help in monitoring climate change, and tracking endangered wildlife on June 25. 

SpaceX to Launch Satellites that Feature Climate Change and Endagered Wildlife Monitoring
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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - APRIL 23: In this NASA handout, A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASAs SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide onboard, Friday, April 23, 2021, at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASAs SpaceX Crew-2 mission is the second crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agencys Commercial Crew Program. Kimbrough, McArthur, Pesquet, and Hoshide launched at 5:49 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center to begin a six month mission onboard the orbital outpost.

On top of that, the SpaceX Falcon 9 will be launching more than a hundred small satellites in low orbit, Teslarati reported. It comes alongside the rideshare mission of numerous companies. 

On March 14, the Falcon 9 Rocket also carried a total of 60 Starlink satellites as it concluded its ninth flight. The move is part of the mission of Elon Musk's internet company to achieve the goal of 1,440 satellites in orbit. 

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket: Satellites with Climate Change and Wildlife Monitoring 

In a press release, the United Kingdom Space Agency said that three British-built satellites are joining SpaceX's next rocket launch. These will be equipped with monitoring sensors, seeking to help the study of climate change on Earth.

The British agency backed the companies behind the satellites with an $18 million grant. Each will provide data that will create an overview of the environmental problems. 

Given that the satellites are gathering data from above, it could extend a helping hand even to the most remote and rural areas.

The U.K. Space Agency added that the endeavor is part of their efforts as they host the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, which will happen from November 1 to 12. 

The U.K. also boasted that they are "leading the way in exploiting space to tackle climate change, developing satellites that enable our world class scientists to monitor the environment in remarkable detail."

Additionally, the latest move will also help in exploring the possibilities of remote monitoring. It will pave the way to extracting relevant data even from afar, which could help the world become a better place. 

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Lacuna Space built one of the three satellites, sporting sensors that they made as well. 

According to OxfordMail, the monitoring device is so small that it could comfortably fit in the palm of a person's hand. Not to mention that it is packed with a battery that could stay up for years. 

Furthermore, this satellite could monitor environmental data and track wildlife at the same time. The latter is also best used by farmers and agriculturists to help them how to manage their crops and livestock. 

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Other Satellites with Climate Change Monitoring 

A British company, Spire, produced the other two satellites, which focused on creating optical inter-satellite links. It will basically help beam data from the orbits to the Earth. 

These satellites will be providing more precise data and analytics, given the technology that they rely on. 

Meanwhile, SpaceX inked a deal with Axiom on June 3 for three additional missions in 2023. 

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