SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo
A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47 pm Pacific time (1947 GMT).The $521 million payload is called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO).It picks up from GRACE, a satellite pair that launched in 2002 and tracked, among other things, precisely how (...)
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