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Class: Earth. Type: Landsat. Nation: USA.

NASA's Terra satellite (originally known as Earth Observing System EOS AM-1) was the first spacecraft in the EOS program. Terra carried multispectral imagers, a radiation budget instrument, a detector to measure CO and methane pollution, and an instrument to study cloud top and vegetation properties.


Specification

Total Mass: 4,854 kg.


Terra Chronology


18 December 1999 Terra Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS. Perigee: 654 km. Apogee: 684 km. Inclination: 98.2 deg.

First launch in NASA's Earth Observing System program. Terra carried multispectral imagers, a radiation budget instrument, a detector to measure CO and methane pollution, and an instrument to study cloud top and vegetation properties.



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