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A polar-orbiting satellite launched on 19 December 1999 by NASA and part of the Earth Observing System. The advanced instrumentation is specifically designed to obtain comprehensive data for the study of climatic change. It carries a series of passive sensors. See Aster; Ceres; Mopitt; Misr; Modis.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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