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Aquarius/SAC-D: an international remote sensing satellite mission measuring sea surface salinity
Author(s): Amit Sen; Daniel Caruso; David Durham; Carlos Falcon
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Paper Abstract

The Aquarius/SAC-D mission is the fourth earth-observation satellite jointly developed by NASA and CONAE. This international remote sensing mission (with contributions from USA, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, France and Canada) has the primary objective to investigate the links between global water cycle, ocean circulation and climate by measuring Sea Surface Salinity (SSS). The mission is undergoing Observatory level testing and being prepared to be launched from USA. This paper will present the mission, instruments, testing and performance status of the Observatory and show the final preparation towards launch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260V (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.866352
Show Author Affiliations
Amit Sen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Daniel Caruso, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentina)
David Durham, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Carlos Falcon, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentina)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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