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Ball Aerospace-Made Air Pollution Sensor Enters Space

Ball Aerospace-Made Air Pollution Sensor Enters Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Ball Aerospace-Made Air Pollution Sensor Enters Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute has launched a Ball Aerospace-made spectrometer that will monitor air pollution in the Asia Pacific.

The Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer, or GEMS, launched Tuesday on Korea's GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellite, Ball said Tuesday.

“Data from GEMS will enable KARI's mission to assess and forecast air pollution by identifying sources and distribution of pollutants in the atmosphere,“ said Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager of civil space at Ball Aerospace.

GEMS will perform its sensory functions in geostationary orbit as part of a satellite constellation dedicated to air quality monitoring.

The constellation also includes NASA's Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution, another Ball-made spectrometer.

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