Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft. Aquarius will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity.
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Aquarius - SAC-D (Artist's Concept)

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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ID#:
PIA13971

Date added:
2011-03-31

Mission:
Aquarius

Spacecraft:
Aquarius/SAC-D

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3600 x 3000 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA