13 October 2010 Aquarius/SAC-D: an international remote sensing satellite mission measuring sea surface salinity
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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.
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Amit Sen, Amit Sen, Daniel Caruso, Daniel Caruso, David Durham, David Durham, Carlos Falcon, Carlos Falcon, } "Aquarius/SAC-D: an international remote sensing satellite mission measuring sea surface salinity", Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260V (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.866352; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.866352
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