06.13.12 - To mark its first birthday, a new interactive feature lets you get up close and personal with NASA’s Aquarius mission to study ocean salinity and some of its 'salt sleuths.'
06.11.12 - It's been a busy first year in space for Aquarius, NASA's pioneering instrument to measure ocean surface salinity from orbit.
09.22.11 - NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
09.01.11 - NASA's Aquarius instrument has successfully completed its commissioning phase and is now "tasting" the saltiness of Earth's ocean surface, making measurements from its perch in near-polar orbit.
06.10.11 - NASA's 'Age of Aquarius' dawned Friday with the launch of an international satellite carrying the agency-built Aquarius instrument that will measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans to advance our understanding of the global water cycle and improve climate forecasts.
06.09.11 - The Aquarius/SAC-D observatory has successfully separated from its rocket, ground controllers have acquired its signal, and its solar arrays have been deployed.
06.08.11 - The launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D mission is postponed 24 hours until Friday, June 10, from NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
06.07.11 - NASA's Aquarius, launching this week, will take a "skin" reading of ocean salt content. To better understand what's driving salinity changes, scientists will go deeper.
05.25.11 - Just as ancient Greeks believed they could tell the future by reading patterns in sprinkled salt, NASA's Aquarius mission will use salt to foresee Earth's future climate.
05.25.11 - Twenty years after scientists first recognized that precise measurements of ocean salinity from space were possible, NASA's Aquarius mission is poised to realize their dream.
05.17.11 - Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory.
05.12.11 - NASA will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), on the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Aquarius/SAC-D, scheduled to launch on June 9.
05.11.11 - A new age of satellite studies of Earth dawns this June with the launch of NASA's salt-seeking Aquarius instrument.
04.06.11 - With more than a few stamps on its passport, NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Argentinian Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D spacecraft will soon embark on its space mission to "taste" Earth's salty ocean.
03.31.11 - An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
01.24.11 - NASA technicians are busy prepping for the dawning of the age of Aquarius/SAC-D, the mission.
11.23.10 - A NASA instrument that will soon serve up a tasty cornucopia of new Earth climate data is set to get baked and chilled in a giant "oven."