Home / News / NASA Releases First Lunar Data Set From SAGE III Mission

NASA Releases First Lunar Data Set From SAGE III Mission

NASA has publicly released the first set of lunar data from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III mission launched on the International Space Station last year.

The space agency said Friday its Atmospheric Science Data Center offers the public access to information about measurements of ozone and nitrogen trioxide in the atmosphere after sunset.

In October, NASA also published solar data from the SAGE III instrument.

SAGE III employs a lunar occultation method to record the presence of NO3 in the atmosphere without sunlight that causes concentration levels of the gas to drop close to zero.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies produced the SAGE III system for researchers to study profiles of aerosols and gases such as Earth’s ozone, which filters ultraviolet radiation in the upper atmosphere.

NASA said it plans to release data on solar occultation water vapor records and lunar occultation nitrogen dioxide measurements on a monthly basis.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *