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Vandenberg to launch SpaceX rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite
15 September 2019
Vandenberg Air Force Base is expected to launch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket early next year.
The launch would carry to space an Argentine Earth-observation satellite called SAOCOM 1B.
The SAOCOM system will operate with an Italian satellite system to measure soil moisture on Earth, which could help during emergencies like oil spills or floods, according to the website for the Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), Argentina's national space program.
Source: The Tribune
Image credit: CONAE - Illustration of the SAOCOM spacecraft