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SWOT Mission: Earth-Observing Satellite Prepares for Launch (News Briefing) 2022-12-14 15:23

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), is expected to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in central California on Dec. 15, 2022, at 3:46 a.m. PT / 6:46 a.m. ET. Join experts from NASA, CNES, SpaceX, and the U.S. Space Force to discuss the prelaunch status of the mission. Participants: Karen St. Germain, Earth Science Division director, NASA Thierry Lafon, SWOT project manager, CNES Tim Dunn, launch director, NASA’s Launch Services Program Julianna Scheiman, civil satellite missions director, SpaceX Parag Vaze, SWOT project manager, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Capt. Zack Zounes, launch weather officer, U.S. Space Force For more information on the SWOT mission, visit https://swot.jpl.nasa.gov/ or follow #TrackingWorldWater on social media. SWOT is a collaboration between NASA and CNES, with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency and the UK Space Agency.
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