Final countdown underway in Santa Barbara County for launch of satellite to survey planet's water
SWOT satellite set to perform what's being called first global survey of Earth's surface water.
Scientists are excited about a groundbreaking space mission set to kick off from the Central Coast later this week. It’s one which could give us important new information about the Earth’s water.
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite will be used by American and French researchers to do what’s being called the first global survey of Earth’s surface water supply. The goal is to survey about 90% of the earth’s surface.
The SWOT satellite will be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to lift the craft into orbit at 3:46 Thursday morning.