EOS-PM 1 (Aqua) [NASA]
The focus for the Aqua (formerly EOS PM) satellite is the multidisciplinary study of the Earth's interrelated processes (atmosphere, oceans, and land-surface) and their relationship to Earth system changes.
The Aqua spacecraft features following instruments:
Originally it was planned to build three satellites to be launched in five year intervals, but only the first one was implemented.
The AMSR/E instrument stopped operating in October 2011 after over nine years despite a design life of three years.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Equipment:||AMSR/E, MODIS, AMSU, AIRS, HSB, CERES|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||676 km × 687 km, 98.2°|
|EOS-PM 1 (Aqua)||2002-022A||04.05.2002||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10L|
|EOS-PM 2||-||cancelled||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10L|
|EOS-PM 3||-||cancelled||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10L|