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Aquarius/SAC-D - stowed and deployed configurations
Credit: NASA Aquarius.
Aquarius/SAC-D - Stowed and Deployed Configurations
[02-May-2011] Schematic diagrams show the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory stowed in the launch vehicle fairing (left) and after the deployment of the Aquarius Reflector and Solar Panels (right). At right, the various Aquarius and SAC-D instruments are labeled including ROSA (Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmosphere), NIRST (New Infrared Sensor Technology), HSC (High Sensitivity Camera), MWR (Microwave Radiometer), ICARE (measures high-energy radiation environment), SODAD (measures the size distribution of micro- particles and space debris), along with various communications and other antennas.

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