A Delta II rocket launches with the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, June 10, 2011.
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Aquarius Lifts Off!

A Delta II rocket launches with the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, June 10, 2011. The joint U.S./Argentinian Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission, set to launch June 10, will map the salinity at the ocean surface, information critical to improving our understanding of two major components of Earth's climate system: the water cycle and ocean circulation.

For more information on Aquarius, visit http://www.aquarius.nasa.gov.

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ID#:
PIA14276

Date added:
2011-06-10

Mission:
Aquarius

Spacecraft:
Aquarius/SAC-D

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Image credit:
NASA/Bill Ingalls