The AQ Launch, Early Orbit Ops, and Commissioning Team is being recognized during JPL's 2012 NASA Honor Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 18 at 1:30pm on the JPL Mall. This NASA Honor Award is presented to a number of carefully selected teams who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the NASA mission. The details of the award are:
  • Award Category: Group Achievement Award
  • Scheduled Group Acceptor: Ban Tieu
  • Citation: For outstanding achievement in launching the AQ/SAC-D Observatory and commissioning the Aquarius instrument for unprecedented global sea surface salinity observations