Mission: TEMPO

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When will TEMPO launch?

Targeted to launch in early 2022

Where will TEMPO be?

22,000 miles (35,406 km) above Earth’s equator

What will TEMPO do?

TEMPO is the short name for Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution. This mission is being created to study certain key pollutants in the air we breathe. TEMPO will be the first space instrument to keep a close eye on major air pollutants in North America during each daylight hour.

Learn more about NASA’s TEMPO mission.