Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System

Aqua (AMSR-E)

Providers: 

Public Private Partnership: 

0Public Private Partnership

Launch Date: 

Sat, 04/05/2002

Technical specification: 

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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