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NASA's Orbiting Earth Observing Fleet (Improved Background)

NASA's Earth Observing fleet of vehicles constitutes a major milestone in the history of Earth science, facilitating the kinds of wide scale and synergistic research endeavors that until the last decade have been impossible to even consider. Many of the techniques being employed around Earth are a direct offshoot of technological and scientific techniques developed on missions to other worlds. NASA's continued commitment to primary research about our home remains a top priority not only to the agency, but to the nation, and the world as a whole. This visualization shows the spacecraft in NASA's Earth Observing fleet. The relative altitudes, speeds, and sun position are correct for 12-01-2003 starting at 5:00 UTC. Aura was added as it would have appeared in orbit had it already been launched at that time. This is an HD version that uses an earth with clouds.
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NASA's Earth Observing Fleet    NASA's Earth Observing Fleet
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Animation Number:3227
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Tom Bridgman (GST)
 Alex Kekesi (GST)
 Marte Newcombe (GST)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris (2003/12/01)
 Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
 Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble
Series:Astrophysics Stills
Goddard TV Tapes:G2007-042HD
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