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Prototype space sensors take test ride on NASA ER-2

20 December 2017

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Scientists recently completed test flights with prototypes of potential satellite sensors over the Western United States probing basic science questions about aerosols, clouds, air quality and global ocean ecosystems.

The flight campaign called Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) sought to test capabilities of several proposed instruments for the Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE) pre-formulation study.

Source: NASA

Image credit: NASA / Stu Broce - The cock-pit view finder in the ER-2 shows a controlled fire burning near Flagstaff, Arizona on Nov. 7, 2017.

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