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International Spacecraft Carrying NASA’s Aquarius Instrument Ends Operations

posted Jun 18, 2015, 6:34 AM by Salinity CERSAT
The international Earth-observing mission Aquarius/SAC-D launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed its primary three-year mission in November 2014. 
See more details on the NASA news:

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/international-spacecraft-carrying-nasa-s-aquarius-instrument-ends-operations
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