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Eddie Winstead operating multiple instruments from the left operator's seat on the Falcon

SSAI Participation in the 5-year Study of ACTIVATE

August 12, 2022 Data Analytics, Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

The NASA EVS-3 field mission ACTIVATE (Aerosol Cloud meteorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment) just recently completed three

Claire Robinson on field mission preparing for dropsonde deployment

SSAI’s Claire Robinson and Team Study Dropsonde Measurements using Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS)

May 19, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development

Claire Robinson, a Scientific Programmer/Analyst at SSAI and part of the Sonde Measurement of Atmospheric Layers at Langley (SMALL) Group, presented the latest statistics and relevant work utilizing the newly acquired Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) Dropsonde system at the recent AVAPS Dropsondes Users Meeting.

NASA WB-57F high-altitude research aircraft.

Upper-troposphere, lower-stratosphere aerosol package successfully flight-tested for high-altitude airborne science

May 03, 2022 Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

NASA, SSAI, and the University of Denver have developed and flight-tested the instrument package Particles in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (PUTLS), which characterizes the microphysical properties atmospheric aerosol from the NASA high-altitude aircraft.

AERONET Instrument atop UCR Gas Lab

Expanding the AERONET network, one instrument at a time

April 07, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Instrument Engineering

SSAI’s David Giles (from NASA’s AERONET program out of Goddard Space Flight Center) recently visited the San Jose campus of the University of Costa Rica and trained members of the Ticosonde project to align and maintain their new AERONET instrument on the roof of the university’s Gas Lab. 

Mike Roza - Electrical Systems Lead for GOES-R Satellite FSW

Countdown to GOES-T Launch: Interview with SSAI’s Michael Roza

February 28, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Instrument Engineering

As we countdown to go-time for the GOES-T satellite, we sat down with SSAI’s Mike Roza to get his thoughts on the upcoming launch.

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SSAI’s MASTAR Engineering Team Selected to Build its Successor, ARGOS

March 02, 2021 Contract Wins, Instrument Engineering

NASA tasked Team SSAI with building a small instrument called ARGOS (Aerosol Radiometer for Global Observation of the Stratosphere) that will be launched on a satellite in Fall 2023.