Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy
To investigate atmospheric waves.by imaging variation in the light emitted by oxygen molecules at 100 km, as well as structures in the highest clouds in the atmosphere around 80 km ("noctilucent clouds")
UV and NIR spectroradiometer, with two channels in the interval 270-300 nm and four channels in Ithe interval 760-780 nm, to observe noctilucent clouds and atmospheric airglow from the Oxygen A-Band
Two CCD imagers, one for nadir viewing and one for the Earth's limb.
Coverage / Cycle
Global in TBD days
Flown on an R&D satellite
≥2021 to ≥2024
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Solar and space environment monitors Space radiometer or spectrometer
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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Variable Relevance for measuring this variable Operational limitations Explanation
UV flux 2 - very high No specific limitation. Earth's limb and surface observed, moderate dynamic range
NIR/SWIR flux 2 - very high No specific limitation. Earth's limb and surface observed, moderate dynamic range