Installing the MCoRDS Antennas

Engineers at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, Va., work on the P-3B aircraft to install antennas for the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) instrument — a University of Kansas radar that measures ice sheet thickness and maps the varied terrain below the ice. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System; advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program; exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions such as New Horizons; and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.

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