PIA17897: ISS-RapidScat
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  ISS-RapidScat
 Spacecraft:  ISS
 Instrument:  RapidScat
 Product Size:  2560 x 1920 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA17897.tif (14.75 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA17897.jpg (608.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring. It will be installed on the end of the station's Columbus laboratory.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/JSC

Image Addition Date:
2014-01-22