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On the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space StationThe Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on International Space Station (SAGE3/ISS) is anticipated to be delivered to Cape Canaveral in the spring of 2015. This is the fourth generation, fifth instrument, of visible/near-IR solar occultation instruments operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) to investigate the Earth's upper atmosphere. The instrument is a moderate resolution spectrometer covering wavelengths from 290 nm to 1550 nm. The nominal science products include vertical profiles of trace gases, such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide and water vapor, along with multi-wavelength aerosol extinction. The SAGE3/ISS validation program will be based upon internal consistency of the measurements, detailed analysis of the retrieval algorithm, and comparisons with independent correlative measurements. The Instrument Payload (IP), mission architecture, and major challenges are also discussed.
Document ID
20140003897
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hernandez, Gloria (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Zawodny, Joseph M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Cisewski, Michael S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Thornton, Brooke M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Panetta, Andrew D, (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Roell, Marilee M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Vernier, Jean-Paul (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 28, 2014
Publication Date
March 1, 2014
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation and Astrionics
Report/Patent Number
IEEE Paper No. 2430
NF1676L-17792
Meeting Information
2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 857865.04.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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