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Satellite Launched From Santa Barbara County Will Provide Global Environmental Data

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:12am


A spectacular rocket launch visible from much of Santa Barbara County put a satellite into orbit which will help with environmental research around the world.

The Landsat 8 craft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base is equipped with the latest technology in earth imaging, to allow scientists to examine everything from deforestation to the impacts of global warming.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it’s the latest in a four decade series of unmanned satellites designed to give researchers a big picture look at what’s happening on Earth.

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