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CJSF
2002-Apr-22, 06:41 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/04/22/satellite.quartet.ap/index.html

This CNN.com article from the Associated Press, they talk about the upcoming launch of NASA's Aqua satellite.

I thought Aqua was the "twin" of Terra - currently orbiting with the MODIS, ASTER, MISR and other sensors. The above linked article says it's part of a satellite quartet including Jason 1 and GRACE (2 satellties).

Does anyone have information to clear up the confusion? Did the AP writer sort of clump the satellites together or is this from a NASA or other agency statement?

CJSF

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CJSF
2002-Apr-22, 06:43 PM
A HA!
http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2002/02_075.html

A NASA page stating Aqua is the "sister" ship to Terra.

CJSF

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ToSeek
2002-Apr-22, 08:05 PM
Correct link to CNN article (http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/04/22/satellite.quartet.ap/index.html)

So far as I know (and I worked on Aqua), the satellites described are only associated in that they're studying the same areas.

There's also a third satellite coming, called Aura, that's part of the Earth Observing System (EOS) along with Terra and Aqua. (I thought they should call it Aer or Aero, but they didn't listen to me.)

CJSF
2002-Apr-22, 08:21 PM
Thanks, ToSeek.

Thanks also for fixing my original link. I can't seem to get the BB code to work for me.

got to remember....... no quotes.....

CJSF

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ever get it out."
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ToSeek
2002-Apr-24, 06:42 PM
A better article on Aqua (http://www.cosmiverse.com/news/space/space04230207.html)