SMAP is scheduled to launch in October 2014. ISS-RapidScat is scheduled to launch in April 2014. A third JPL Earth mission, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), is scheduled to launch in July 2014 and is currently in final assembly and testing at an Orbital Sciences Corp. facility in Gilbert, Ariz. OCO-2 will be NASA's first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.
For more on SMAP, visit: http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/ .
For more on ISS-RapidScat, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/ISSRapidScat.html and http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/RapidScat/.
For more on OCO-2, visit: http://oco.jpl.nasa.gov/ .
JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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