View Full Version : The A-Train: Using Five Satellites as One to Analyze Polluted Clouds

2008-May-28, 01:10 AM
This is one of the finest examples of satellite collaboration. Five Earth-observing orbiters, four from NASA and one from France, are working together to provide the deepest analysis of cloud cover ever carried out. The satellites orbit in a close formation, only eight minutes apart, and create what is known as the "Afternoon Constellation" (or [...]

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