Raytheon ships Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor to NASA
The Raytheon Company has shipped a special sensor to study climate change from space to NASA. The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor was sent to Orbital Sciences’ facilities where it will be integrated with NASA’s Glory spacecraft and readied for launch. The sensor will study the effects of aerosols and solar variability on the Earth’s climate and was designed to measure with unprecedented accuracy the global distribution of natural and man-made aerosols which means it will measure the distribution of natural and man-made aerosols in the atmosphere. It has also apparently passed tests that indicate to not fail the mission.