NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle

At dawn this morning (Jan. 31) NASA launched an advanced Earth science satellite aimed at making measurements of our planet’s surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states from space that will revolutionize our understanding of the water, energy, carbon cycles driving all life on Earth. NASA’s new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory thundered off the […]

NASA’s Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures ‘First Light’ at Head of International ‘A-Train’ of Earth Science Satellites

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying Earth’s atmospheric climate changing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and its carbon cycle has reached its final observing orbit and taken its first science measurements as the leader of the world’s first constellation of Earth science satellites known as the International “A-Train.” The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is a research […]