Illinois in Space!

Professor's group plays key role in NASA air pollution mission

Professor Larry Di Girolamo is a co-Principle Investigator on the MAIA (Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols) NASA mission, working on the formulation and implementation of the mission, instrument design (particularly in its spectral, sampling, and orbital attributes), and cloud and aerosol algorithm development and validation. HIs group has lead responsibility for the operational cloud algorithms, and will be working directly with epidemiologists to examine the impact of aerosols on human health. The launch vehicle has been chosen and the mission launches in the May - October 2022 window!

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