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June 17, 2015

International Spacecraft Carrying NASA’s Aquarius Instrument Ends Operations

An international Earth-observing mission launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA’s Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed it

from NASA

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