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Engineering researchers have stake in European Space Agency satellite launch

Brian Hornbuckle, an associate professor in agronomy as well as in electrical and computer engineering (ECpE), heads a research team working on a NASA project to track soil moisture. Hornbuckle’s group is on the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) team consisting of scientists throughout the world who will be gathering data from the European Space Agency’s SMOS satellite to be launched on November 1. Matt Nelson, a staff member in ECpE and aerospace engineering, is employed by Hornbuckle’s group to maintain their ground-based remote sensing instrument. Read the full story here.