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Platform: CLOUDSAT
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 705 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.2 Degrees
Period: 99 Minutes
Repeat Cycle: 16 Days
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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Description
[Source: NASA Science Missions Home Page, http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/cloudsat ]

CloudSat uses advanced radar to "slice" through clouds to see their vertical structure, providing a ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 22 months
Launch Date: 2006-04-28
Launch Site: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
CANADA/CSA
USA/DOD/USAF
USA/DOE
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