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Mission Status & Events

Commissioning Update From Aquarius PI Gary Lagerloef: Aquarius is Fully Operational
[25-Aug-11] I am pleased to report to you all that the Aquarius instrument is fully operational in normal science mode. All the data channels appear to be working fine. Tomorrow (26-Aug-11) we will have a brief review of the commissioning activity over the past two weeks. Our work here is done. We have concluded one journey and are embarking on the next one.

The calibration working group will continue to monitor the performance as the various SAC-D sensors are turned on starting Monday (29-Aug-11). In another week or so, there is a chance that we will be ready to update the processing algorithms and perhaps start releasing data soon after. I will keep you posted.

For now, this will be my last posting from Cordoba, Argentina. Best regards to all...