PIA13971: Aquarius - SAC-D (Artist's Concept)
Mission: Aquarius
Spacecraft: Aquarius/SAC-D
Product Size: 3600 x 3000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: NASA
Other Information: 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.

Image Credit:
NASA

Image Addition Date:
2011-03-31