NASA to launch drought-tracking satellite this month

January 11, 2015 1:14 PM

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A new satellite expected to be launched this month will improve drought monitoring around the world, the US space agency said in a statement.

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will provide the best maps yet of soil moisture levels from pole-to-pole.

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