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Platform: CALIPSO > Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
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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 Directorate, http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/calipso ]

The CALIPSO satellite was developed to help scientists answer significant questions and provide new ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 3 years
Launch Date: 2006-04-28
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
FRANCE/CNES
Alcatel
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