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Ready for Launch: SWOT Satellite Will Track Earth’s Water (Live Briefing)

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), will be the first to observe nearly all water on Earth’s surface, measuring the height of water in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and the ocean. It’s currently undergoing final preparations for its expected Dec. 12, 2022, launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in central California. Tune in as we go live from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to hear from experts behind the mission. Panel members include: Tahani Amer, program executive, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters Parag Vaze, SWOT project manager, JPL Lee-Lueng Fu, SWOT project scientist, JPL Ben Hamlington, research scientist, Sea Level and Ice Group, JPL Thierry Lafon, SWOT program manager, CNES 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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