SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment)
A spaceborne instrument that collects data on how changes
in the amount of solar radiation falling on Earth's upper atmosphere affects
the concentrations of aerosol and ozone at different levels.
|Image courtesy The SAGE III Science
SAGE I was launched onboard AEM-2 (Applications
Explorer Mission 2) in 1979, SAGE II aboard ERBS
(Earth Radiation Budget Satellite) in 1984, and SAGE III onboard a Russian
Meteor-3M satellite on December 10, 2001.
||Feb. 18, 1979
||456 × 506 km × 55.0°
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