Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

Aqua (Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS))

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Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere,

Instrument: 

  • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

Launch Date: 

Sun, 04/05/2003

Life span: 

6years

Aqua

Providers: 

Public Private Partnership: 

0Public Private Partnership

Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle. The Aqua mission is a part of the NASA-centered international Earth Observin System (EOS). Aqua was formerly named EOS PM, signifying its afternoon equatorial crossing time.

Instrument: 

  • Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System
  • Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
  • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
  • Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • MODIS

Launch Date: 

Sat, 04/05/2002

Life span: 

6years
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