Iowans advise NASA on which satellites should stay in orbit

Illustration of a satellite scanning the Earth from orbit

This illustration depicts the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite as it orbits Earth. An ISU faculty member advised NASA on the future of this and other satellite missions. Image courtesy of Brian Hornbuckle. Larger image.

AMES, Iowa – A pair of Iowans, including an Iowa State University agronomy professor, helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.

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