21 Sep 2009



UARS measured winds and temperatures in the stratosphere as well as the energy input from the Sun. It helped define the role of the upper atmosphere in climate and climate variability.

Artist's impression of the ​UARS​ satellite


Credit: NASA
RAL Space Involvement

Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder, Microwave Limb Sounder​

Atmospheric Science

Main Objectives
Measured ozone and chemical compounds found in the ozone layer.

Launch Date
15 Sep 1991

UK Funding Sources

Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)

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