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Satellite Programme: Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite
Single satellite programme to monitor solar irradiance.
USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations.
The platform is spin-stabilised, with the spin axis pointing at Sun.
The design life time of the satellite is 5 years.
The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous around 11:00.
It provides continuity of solar irradiance observation from previous satellites (e.g. UARS) to JPSS-FF.
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Onboard stored data downlinked to the ACRIMSAT ground station located at the JPL / Table Mountain Facility.
Data processed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena CA.
1999 - 2013
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite
(1999 - 2013)