|For Release: Oct. 23, 1995
Release No. 95-106
NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS
Russian Scientists Visit Hampton Roads, Help Plan Atmospheric
During the week of Oct. 23, U.S. and Russian engineers and
scientists are meeting at the Chamberlin Hotel, Hampton, Va. to
finalize details of the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment
(SAGE III) instrument/spacecraft interface. The SAGE III
instrument is scheduled to be launched aboard the Russian Meteor-3M
spacecraft in August 1998. The instrument interface team will be
discussing how the SAGE III instrument will communicate with the
Russian Meteor meteorological spacecraft while in Earth orbit.
The SAGE III instrument will be the successor to the SAGE II
instrument, which has been returning valuable data about the ozone
in Earth's upper atmosphere since October 1984. The SAGE III
project is part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, a global effort
to better understand our environment by using instruments in Earth
orbit to study the land, sea, and air.
During their week-long visit, the Russians will take time to
sample the culture of Hampton Roads. On Wednesday night, the
Russian contingent will attend an Admirals hockey game and hope to
meet with Russian players on the team.
For more information on SAGE III interface team meeting times
and locations, or the itinerary of the Russian visitors, please
contact Catherine Watson at (757) 864-6122.
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