Aquarius/SAC-D Salt-Mapper Launched On A Delta II

A Delta II launch vehicle flying from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., lofted a U.S./Argentine spacecraft on the first leg of a three-year mission to map the salinity of the world’s oceans. The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft lifted off at 10:20 a.m. EDT, and separated from the upper stage 57 min. later following...

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