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Platform: AURA > Aura
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Orbit Altitude: 705 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.2 Degrees
Equator Crossing: 1:45 p.m.
Period: 100 Minutes
Repeat Cycle: 16 Days
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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NASA's Aura is a mission to understand and protect the air we
breathe. With the launch of Aura NASA has begun to make the most
comprehensive measurements of the Earth's atmosphere. It also caps off
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: Nominal mission lifetime of 5 years, with a goal of 6 years of operation.
Launch Date: 2004-07-15
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Primary Sponsors:
Joint with United States of America, Netherlands, Finland, and UK
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