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CloudSat captures Hurricane Daniel as it intensifies
NASA's CloudSat captured side-view images of Hurricane Daniel in July. Images from the satellite's cloud profiling radar provide analysts and forecasters with a vertical view of hurricanes and typhoons. They show thickness which helps determine the volume and quantity of water, snow, and ice in clouds. Canada invested in the CloudSat program to encourage remote sensing and atmospheric science applications development. For more information, please visit: www.spacemart.com.
Slicing clouds – a piece of cake for CloudSat
NASA's new CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar was activated for four hours on Saturday, May 20, 2006, for a brief test. These images are among the very first of the CloudSat mission and provide an amazing new perspective on clouds. They horizontal cross-sections show the depth and makeup of various types of clouds.
Cloudsat successfully launched on april 28, 2006
NASA's CloudSat satellite was successfully launched Friday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a mission to reveal the inner secrets of clouds and aerosols - tiny particles suspended in the air.
At 6:02 a.m. EDT, CloudSat thundered skyward atop a Boeing Delta II rocket. Ninety-seven minutes after liftoff, the satellite separated from the rocket's second stage. Ground controllers successfully acquired signals from the spacecraft, and initial telemetry reports show the satellite to be in excellent health. Over the next six weeks, system and instrument checks will be performed, and the satellite will be inserted into its final orbit.