NASA’s SWOT Spacecraft Resumes Operations After Primary Instrument Shutdown

Published by The Launch Pad on 03/20/2023 UTC

NASA’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite has resumed its commissioning activities after the main scientific instrument, the Ka-band Radar Interferometer (KaRIn), was shut off in late January. According to a press release from the space agency, the KaRIn has been restored to regular operations using a backup power unit.

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