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The SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite, jointly developed and managed by NASA, the French Space Agency (CNES), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will make the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water and will collect detailed measurements of how water bodies on Earth change over time.

Alternate Names

  • 54754
  • Surface Water and Ocean Topography

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-12-16
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agencies

  • Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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