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 ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "NASA, CNES Agree On Ocean-Surface Measurement Spacecraft".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.