NASA | CATS Up and Running on the ISS

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NASA | CATS Up and Running on the ISS On January 22, 2015, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) was installed on the International Space Station. The team monitored the progress of the installation from NASA's Goddard Space... From: NASA Goddar

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On January 22, 2015, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) was installed on the International Space Station. The team monitored the progress of the installation from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where CATS was designed and built. Once installed, the team powered up the system and initiated configuration procedures. Once set up, the telescope door was opened and they prepared to collect data. CATS is a lidar remote sensing instrument that will provide range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds. Data from the instrument will be used to determine the height and thickness of the cloud or aerosol layer, as well as discriminate between different particle types. The instrument is intended to operate on-orbit for at least six months, and up to three years. For more information, http://cats.gsfc.nasa.gov/ This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11787 Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC Or find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard