Mission Status & Events

Aquarius Science Team Reviews Radiometer Data: No Unexpected Events Seen
[23-Aug-11] Today the Aquarius Science Team reviewed radiometer data: no unexpected events were seen in the timeframe of the Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) turn-on and the results look consistent with the radiometer data collected the previous day. There was unanimous agreement to proceed with the scatterometer single-beam transmit as planned. The scatterometer transmitted on beam 3, the team is reviewing the x-band downlinked data. Tomorrow's (Aug 24) activities will include setting the scatterometer back to "receive-only" mode, switching to all beams, and then starting to transmit on all three beams.