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Platform: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 705 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.2 degrees
Equator Crossing: 10:30 a.m.
Period: 98.88 minutes
Repeat Cycle: 16 days
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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Description
Terra is the flagship satellite of NASA's Earth observing
systems. Terra is the first EOS (Earth Observing System) platform and provides
global data on the state of the atmosphere, land, and ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 6 years
Launch Date: 1999-12-18
Launch Site: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
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