QuikSCAT's Replacement, the RapidScat Ocean Wind Sensor, Installed on Space Station
Posted: 11:17 AM EDT on September 30, 2014
A QuikSCAT replacement called ISS-RapidScat was successfully launched on September 20, 2014 on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, which docked last week with the International Space Station (ISS.) This morning, astronauts on the ISS used the station's robotic arm to pluck RapidScat out of the Dragon and install it on the Space Station. RapidScat will measure near-surface winds over the ocean.
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