NASA News: Commercial Space Ride Secured for NASA’s New Air Pollution Sensor

NASA News: Commercial Space Ride Secured for NASA’s New Air Pollution Sensor

(STL.News) – NASA has secured a host satellite provider and ride into space for an instrument that will dramatically advance our understanding of air quality over North America.

Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado, will provide satellite integration, launch and data transmission services for NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO), an Earth science instrument that will observe air pollution over North America in unprecedented detail from a geostationary orbit.

A contract with Maxar was awarded by the U.S.

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