PIA13971: Aquarius - SAC-D (Artist's Concept)
 Mission:  Aquarius
 Spacecraft:  Aquarius/SAC-D
 Product Size:  3600 x 3000 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA
JPL News Release 2011-146
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Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, a collaboration between NASA and Argentina's space agency, with participation from Brazil, Canada, France and Italy. Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the spacecraft, will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity, a key missing variable in satellite observations of Earth that links ocean circulation, the global balance of freshwater and climate.

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