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NASA ends CloudSat Earth-observing mission after 18 years

AstronomyNASA ends CloudSat Earth-observing mission after 18 years


NASA’s pioneering CloudSat weather and climate mission has come to an end after nearly 18 productive years in Earth orbit. 

The agency recently decommissioned the satellite, which launched in April 2006 on a planned 22-month mission to study the structure and composition of clouds. 

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