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Ionospheric Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry (ISAAC) experiment on the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS): quick look results
Author(s): Kenneth D. Wolfram; Kenneth F. Dymond; Scott A. Budzien; Clyde B. Fortna; Robert P. McCoy; Eric J. Bucsela
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Paper Abstract

The Ionospheric Spectroscopy And Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment is a high resolution mid-ultraviolet Ebert-Fastie spectrograph that is flying on the USAF Advanced Research and Global Observing Satellite (ARGOS, launched 23 February 1999). The instrument is designed to spectrally resolve the rotational structure of the nitric oxide bands, which will be used to infer the temperature in the lower thermosphere (90 - 200 km altitude range). The instrument is operated as a limb imager with a limb scan occurring every 100 seconds throughout the expected three year mission life. The ARGOS is in a sun-synchronous, near-polar orbit at 833 km altitude with an ascending node crossing time of 2:30 PM. We will present an overview of the instrument and discuss its calibration and in-flight performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3818, Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation II, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364150
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth D. Wolfram, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth F. Dymond, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Budzien, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Clyde B. Fortna, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert P. McCoy, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Eric J. Bucsela, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3818:
Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation II
George R. Carruthers; Kenneth F. Dymond, Editor(s)

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