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NASA’S ‘AGE OF AQUARIUS’ DAWNS WITH SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH
06.10.11
 
NASA's 'Age of Aquarius' has dawned with the successful launch of an international satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The NASA-built Aquarius instrument on board the Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D observatory will help scientists improve climate forecasts. It will make NASA’s first space observations of the concentration of dissolved salt (salinity) at the ocean surface, a key missing variable in satellite studies of Earth. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and Argentina’s space agency, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE).

TRT: 0:17
Michael Freilich, NASA Earth Science Director
Center Contact: Alan Buis, 818-354-0474
HQ Contact: Steve Cole, 202- 358-0918
For more information: www.nasa.gov/aquarius

Michael Freilich, NASA Earth Science Director

Cut 1 - (00:17) –“This is obviously a great day, a great day for Argentina and CONAE, a great day for the US and NASA and a great day for all of our other international collaborators on this mission, and it’s a great day for science.”
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