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7 MARCH 2014 | CloudSat News Article

Cloudy Forecast

The biggest source of climate uncertainty is white and fluffy.

18 OCTOBER 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Typhoon Francisco

CloudSat intersects just west of the eye of Typhoon Francisco on October 17, 2013 in the West Pacific.

20 AUGUST 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Typhoon Utor

CloudSat intersects the eye of Typhoon Utor on August 11, 2013 in the West Pacific.

9 AUGUST 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Hurricane Henriette

CloudSat intersects the eye of a very small Hurricane Henriette on August 8, 2013.

30 JULY 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Tropical Depression Flossie

CloudSat intersects a weakening Tropical Depression Flossie on July 29, 2013.

15 JULY 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Typhoon Soulik

CloudSat profiles Typhoon Soulik in the West Pacific on July 8 and 12, 2013.

11 JULY 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Tropical Storm Chantal

CloudSat profiles Tropical Storm Chantal in the Atlantic Ocean on July 9, 2013.

20 JUNE 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Tropical Storm Barry

CloudSat profiles Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico on June 19, 2013.

24 APRIL 2013 | CloudSat Overpass

Chicago Heavy Rains

CloudSat profiles the storm system responsible for heavy rains in the Chicago area.

More CloudSat News...

CloudSat is an experimental satellite that uses radar to observe clouds and precipitation from space. CloudSat orbits in formation as part of the A-Train constellation of satellites (Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, and Aura).

Orbital elements (two-line elements or TLEs) for CloudSat are available here (CloudSat DPC). CloudSat ground tracks may be predicted using tools located on this NASA LaRC page. Orbital elements at the LaRC page are updated regularly, but use the DPC link for the very latest TLEs.

For an overview document (PDF) of science and research themes, click here. The BAMS 2002 article (PDF) describing the CloudSat mission is available here.


Update 16 APRIL 2014

The CPR and spacecraft are operating nominally during the sunlit portion of the orbit.
More information.

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