Terra is an Earth observation satellite that carries multispectral imagers, a radiation budget instrument, a detector to measure carbon monoxide and methane pollution, and an instrument to study cloud-top and vegetation properties. Terra is part of NASA's EOS (Earth Observing System) and was formerly known as EOS AM-1.
|launch date||Dec 18, 1999|
|launch vehicle||Atlas IIAS|
|launch site||Vandenberg Air Force Base|
|orbit||654 × 684 km × 98.2°|