Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter

The HARP instrument will validate new technology required for NASA’s Decadal Survey Aerosol/Cloud/Ecosystem (ACE) mission by characterizing aerosol and cloud properties. HARP will prove that CubeSat technology can provide science-quality Earth Sciences data.

HARP is a joint effort between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Science and Technology Corporation, and SDL. SDL is responsible for designing, building, and testing the 3U spacecraft bus, performing the integration and test of the payload spacecraft system, and handling mission operations for the HARP mission. HARP deployed from the International Space Station on February 19, 2020.