HYDERABAD, India (AFP) - An Indian-French satellite that will study monsoon patterns and global warming was launched on Wednesday from a space centre in southern India. The satellite was one of four successfully released into orbit from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) centre in Andhra Pradesh in a boost to India's ambitious space exploration programme. The Megha-Tropiques satellite, a joint project between the ISRO and the French government space agency CNES, will examine climatic and atmospheric changes in tropical regions.