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Acrimsat

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1999-070B

Description

ACRIMSAT was an American satellite to ascertain the extent of solar radiation variability, and was launched by a Taurus rocket from Vandenberg AFB. It carried an ACRIM-3 (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor) instrument to monitor solar irradiance at high accuracy (<0.1%) as a long term followup to the ACRIM-2 (carried on UARS spacecraft since 1991) and ACRIM-1 (carried on the SMM spacecraft in 1980). Further information is available by contacting acrim-info@jpl.nasa.gov.

Alternate Names

  • 26033

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Taurus
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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