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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory.
NASA will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, May 17, at 1 pm EDT, on the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Aquarius/SAC-D, scheduled to launch on June 9.
With more than a few stamps on its passport, NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Argentinian SatÃ©lite de Aplicaciones CientÃficas (SAC)-D spacecraft will soon embark on its space mission to "taste" Earth's salty ocean.
International journalists who would like to cover the June 9 launch of the Aquarius/SAC-D mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California need to apply for credentials by May 9.
In 2000, the International Charter â€œSpace and Major Disastersâ€ was set up on the initiative of ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (Franceâ€™s Centre national dâ€™Ã©tudes spatiales).
Cleanup and rebuilding teams responding to the devastation across Greece caused by this summerâ€™s deadly fires are getting help from space.
- A volcanic mudflow.