Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (November 16, 2022) – Saalex Corporation’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team is supporting the launch of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, which is currently scheduled for next month from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The mission is designed to help mankind gain a better understanding of how climate change is impacting oceans, lakes and rivers.
Once in orbit, SWOT will survey nearly all of Earth’s water bodies. By collecting data from the ocean, SWOT will aid scientists in their investigation of the processes by which seawater absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, which has a significant impact on global temperatures and climate change.
Seeing Earth’s water in unprecedented detail can help coastal communities plan for and adapt to rising seas and shifting coasts due to climate change, as well as improve water equity and water management decisions. It will also provide a better understanding of the interaction between sea surface height and a warming climate and its effects on phenomena like storm surges.
“We are extremely proud to be assisting on a mission that is designed to help us better understand the impact of global warming,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex. “It is very rewarding for our ELVIS 3 team to know their work is having a direct impact on the lives of literally everyone in the world. We are honored and humbled to support such an important project.”
SWOT is a joint project of NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), with support from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the United Kingdom Space Agency. The launch service is managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP), which is situated at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
The ELVIS 3 team from Saalex is providing engineering, programmatic, and technical support for the launch of the SWOT spacecraft.
About Saalex Corporation
Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.