SAGE-III Meteor 3M

past Mission




Dec. 10,2001

Mission End

March 6, 2006


Observe stratospheric ozone, aerosols, and water vapor from space

SAGE III on Меtеоr-3М (SAGE III/Meteor-3M) was a third generation, satellite-borne instrument and a crucial element in NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). The instrument was launched on the Russian Метеор-3М spacecraft in December 2001 to measure aerosols, ozone, water vapor, and important trace gases in the upper troposphere and stratosphere, to study human-derived changes in climate and ozone. The mission ended when a power supply problem cut off satellite communication.

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