Soil-Moisture Spacecraft Orbited From Vandenberg

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are setting up NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth-observation satellite following its Jan. 31 launch into polar orbit from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II. The three-year, $916 million mission will give...

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