NASA deploys satellite to predict natural disasters and increase farm yields

January 5, 2015 6:30 PM

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The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is NASA’s latest project, and it will be deployed into space on January 29 by 6:20 a.m. or 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time with the ultimate technology of helping farmers increase farm yields, deal with droughts, and predict natural disasters.

Launching into space at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the NASA’s SMAP technology is fully equipped to map global soil moisture and provide meteorologists with the needed information to assist agricultural objectives.

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