SMOS Satellite Successfully Launched: First-ever Satellite To Attempt To Measure Ocean Salinity From Space

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 23:14 in Astronomy & Space

A rocket carrying the European Space Agency's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite blasted off successfully today. SMOS is the first-ever satellite to attempt to measure ocean salinity from space. It will provide global maps of soil moisture over land and surface salinity over the ocean.

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