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Terra
Terra
Terra
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American earth land resources satellite. NASA's Terra satellite (originally known as Earth Observing System EOS AM-1) was the first spacecraft in the EOS program.

Status: Operational 1999. First Launch: 1999-12-18. Last Launch: 1999-12-18. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 4,854 kg (10,701 lb).

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.



Family: Earth, Earth land resource sat, Sun synchronous orbit. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Atlas, Atlas IIAS. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC3E. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Bibliography: 2, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 552, 554.

1999 December 18 - . 18:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS.
  • Terra - . Payload: EOS-AM1. Mass: 4,854 kg (10,701 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Manufacturer: Valley Forge. Class: Earth. Type: Seismology satellite. Spacecraft: Terra. USAF Sat Cat: 25994 . COSPAR: 1999-068A. Apogee: 703 km (436 mi). Perigee: 702 km (436 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.80 min. 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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