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Accession Number N14-0003897
Title Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space Station.
Publication Date Mar 2014
Media Count 8p
Personal Author A. D. Panetta B. M. Thornton G. Hernandez J. M. Zawodny J. P. Vernier M. M. Roell M. S. Cisewski
Abstract The 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.
Keywords Aerosols
Atmospheric composition
Earth atmosphere
Infrared instruments
International space station
Nasa programs
Nitrogen dioxide
Sage satellite
Trace elements
Water vapor

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 84 - Space Technology
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1420
Contract Number N/A

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