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SMOS satellite launched
The SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite was launched on Monday, 2 November 2009 at 02:50 Central European Time (CET) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, 800 kilometres north of Moscow. The satellite is beginning a unique mission: the large-area mapping of soil moisture and ocean salinity. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has already initiated a number of research projects in order to evaluate the environmental data.
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