Printer friendly

What does SWAS stand for?

SWAS stands for Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite

This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

See other definitions of SWAS

Other Resources:
We have 13 other meanings of SWAS in our Acronym Attic

Samples in periodicals archive:

According to Ball Aerospace President and CEO Dave Taylor, "This is a strategic win for the company, since GMI builds on our heritage of successful microwave sensors, including the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-C), Geosat Follow On (GFO) and the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite.
In the July 12 NATURE, Melnick's team proposes that the vapor it detected with the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite originated in a swarm of icy bodies--comets--that might be orbiting CW Leonis.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that its Pegasus(R) rocket successfully launched the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in a mission that was carried out Saturday evening, December 5.
Carried aloft by a Pegasus rocket, NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) is expected to record the distribution of water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in dense molecular clouds that lie within 3,000 light-years of Earth, including those within the constellations Orion, Taurus, Ophiuchi, and Perseus.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced that the planned launch of its Pegasus(R) rocket carrying NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) was called off Wednesday evening, December 2 at approximately 5:50 p.