Balloons that measured Earth-reflected radiation
The HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) Instrument Incubator Project consisted of two scientific balloon launches carrying a spectrometer capable of measuring outgoing Earth-reflected radiation with unprecedented accuracy relative to the incident sunlight. Carried in a LASP-built gondola, the two experiments flew successfully on high altitude balloons along with NASA Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Arc Second Pointers in September 2013 and August 2014.
Launched: September 29, 2013 and August 18, 2014
Lead Institution: LASP
Lead Funding Agency: NASA Earth Science Technology Office