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SAC-D
SAC-D/Aquarius
SAC-D/Aquarius
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Argentinian Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas-D'satellite. Carried a NASA Aquarius L-band radiometer/scatterometer map sea salinity; a Ka-band microwave radiometer; an infrared scanner to measure sea surface temperature; a high sensitivity camera to study light sources at night; and an Italian experiment which measured atmospheric deflection of GPS signals to determine air temperature and humidity. Earth Science (Ocean salinity) satellite built by NASA (payload), INVAP (bus) for NASA, CONAE, Argentina. Launched 2011.

Status: Operational 2011. First Launch: 2011-06-10. Last Launch: 2011-06-10. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb).


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Family: Earth. Country: Argentina. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta 7320-10C. Launch Sites: Vandenberg SLC2W.

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