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ITT systems to be used on NASA mission

June
16

An upcoming NASA mission to detect greenhouse gases will rely heavily on equipment made by ITT Corp., the White Plains-based defense and aerospace contractor.

ITT said that it has been selected by the space agency to develop instruments that will measure carbon dioxide during NASA’s Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days and Season (ASCENDS) mission scheduled for 2015.

Many scientists blame rising concentrations of carbon dioxide for global warming, the rise in global temperatures that may contribute to climate change.

Work in advance of the mission is planned this summer when teams of ITT and NASA personnel will be deployed to Virginia, Oklahoma and Wisconsin to conduct flights that will identify sources and concentrations of carbon dioxide.

“We are extremely pleased NASA chose us to help develop this crucial mission,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president and director for commercial and space sciences at ITT’s Space Systems business. “Increasing amounts of CO2 and its effect on the Earth has become an important topic for policy makers. Our ASCENDS technology now puts ITT front and center in efforts to monitor and measure carbon dioxide.”

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 2:28 pm by Jay Loomis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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