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Tech Infusion Snapshot:
Early Investments Enable HS3

 

The NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission is a five-year airborne campaign started in 2011 to investigate the processes underlying hurricane formation and intensity in the Atlantic.

Two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft – one with an instrument suite geared toward measurement of the environment and the other with instruments suited specifically to hurricane structure and processes – carry seven instruments in total. Four of these instruments are, or contain, technologies developed through the Earth Science Technology Office Instrument Incubator Program (IIP).

 

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For more information on emerging technologies for Earth science, visit the NASA Earth Science Technology Office website.

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