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Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)

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Status: Future, Formulation
Mission Category: ESSP, Venture Class, Earth Venture-Instrument
Launch Date: 2021

Currently in development, Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) uses a twin-camera instrument that will make radiometric and polarimetric measurements needed to characterize the sizes, compositions and quantities of particulate matter in air pollution. As part of the MAIA investigation, researchers will combine MAIA measurements with population health records to better understand the connections between aerosol pollutants and health problems such as adverse birth outcomes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and premature deaths.

Key Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols Facts

Origination: NASA
Instruments: Two pushbroom spectropolarimetric cameras
Other Key Personnel: Betsy Edwards
Hal Maring