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Earth Science

SMAP Launched and Deployed

By Keith Cowing
January 31, 2015
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SMAP Launched and Deployed

SMAP Launched and Deployed (with video)
“NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:22 a.m. EST Saturday. SMAP is a three-year mission to study and map the Earth’s soil moisture, which regulates plant growth and has impacts on weather, emergency management and more.”
Update: SMAP has been deployed.

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