Hola! ADEOS

Authors

  • Michael Carlowicz


Abstract

Three months after its launch, Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) is set to begin day-to-day science operations at the end of November. The global change research satellite, launched August 16 from the Tanegashima Space Center by Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA), has settled into a circular polar orbit at 800 km altitude. ADEOS includes instruments from Japan, the United States, and France that will observe ocean chlorophyll production, ocean temperature, atmospheric gases, polarization and direction of solar energy reflected by the Earth, and the distribution of vegetation.

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