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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2005

Volume 17, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Report on U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team Meeting3
  • Aura Science Team Meeting8
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Announcements2, 15
  • Regular Features
  • EOS Scientists in the News12
  • Science Calendars15
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor’s Corner

Michael King EOS Project Scientist

I’m pleased to report that the CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) missions are preparing to be launched together onboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg AFB in California. The launch readiness date is September 10, 2005. Both missions are in the final stages of preparation for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base. CloudSat will be shipped from Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado and CALIPSO from the Alcatel satellite facility in Cannes, France sometime in May. These two missions are set to...