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Platform: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
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Platform-based Instruments:
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 705 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.2 degrees
Equator Crossing: 1:30 p.m. (south to north) and 1:30 a.m. (north to south)
Period: 98.8 minutes
Repeat Cycle: 16 days (233 revolutions)
Perigee: 699 km (434 mi)
Apogee: 706 km (438 mi)
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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Description
Aqua is a major international Earth Science satellite mission centered at NASA. Launched on May 4, 2002, the satellite has six different Earth-observing instruments on board and is named for the large ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 6 years
Launch Date: 2002-05-04
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
BRAZIL/INPE
JAPAN/JAXA
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