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Jason-3 satellite arrives at California launch site
Description: The Jason-3 satellite arrived today at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a journey from France, in preparation for launch Aug. 8, 2015, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 will continue a 23-year effort to monitor Earth's global ocean, tracking sea level rise, ocean heat content and sea-surface height. Additionally, Jason-3 data will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accurately predict when tropical cyclones will intensify. [Source: NASA]
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Publish Date: 6/18/2015
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