The heads of NASA and French space agency CNES have set their engineers on a path to launch another spacecraft designed to track changes in ocean-surface height, with enough resolution to perform the same function on freshwater lakes and wetlands for the first time. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed an agreement in Washington May 2 to implement the $1 billion Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Preliminary design is set to be ...


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