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MASC
Microwave Atmospheric Sounder for CubeSat

The Microwave Atmospheric Sounder for Cubesat (MASC) is an 8 channel, cross track scanning instrument. It operates at two frequencies, 118 GHz and 183 GHz. It’s used to measure radiance, which is converted to brightness temperature. MASC was developed by JPL.

Image of MASC on the DC-8 during the CPEX campaign in 2017

Instrument Details

Spectrometer/Radiometer
MICROWAVE, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE, MICROWAVE, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, MICROWAVE RADIANCE
Troposphere
30 RPM
15-20 km
118 GHz, 183 GHz
Currently unavailble

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