NASA’S SMAP Begins Science Operations

SMAP’s global radar image, showing moisture in thawed parts of the Earth’s topsoil. Image Credit: NASA On Jan. 31, 2015, NASA launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP ) mission from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on a Delta II rocket. For the next three years, the solar-powered SMAP satellite …

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