NASA Launches International Mission to Survey Earth’s Water.

  • NASA launched the latest Earth science satellite on 16th December to track nearly all the water on Earth’s surface.
  • The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft was launched atop a SpaceX rocket at 3:46 p.m.
  • The satellite was built by NASA and the French space agency Center National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the UK Space Agency also contribute to the SWOT spacecraft.
  • The satellite will measure the height of more than 90% of the Earth’s surface water in fresh water bodies and oceans.
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