NASA SMAP launched...

Three weekends ago, there was a NASA satellite launch, which I followed live...

Right now, NASA's SMAP satellite is moving into position, over 400 miles above the earth, and over the last few weeks, it has been powered up and its various instruments are being calibrated and commissioned before it starts to collect data about soil moisture from the entire earth's surface. This is an exciting launch.

Helen Steer and I wrote some materials relating to the use of this satellite as part of a study of soil moisture for INTEL - you can find that material by searching on the blog.
I will let you know when the materials and the kits that we worked on may be available.

There is a project which you can sign up to, to get involved in the ongoing work of the satellite, to help with the data.
This is called The Globe Program.