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Update: 26 February 2018

Mission Status: CloudSat successfully exited the A-Train. CloudSat is now in Enhanced Sun-Point-Spin (SPS) mode and is NOT taking data. The team will begin studying options to resume science operations in the new orbit under the A-Train.

26 February 2018 | CloudSat News

CloudSat exits the A-Train

CloudSat exits the A-Train but continues science operations.


1 September 2017 | CloudSat Overpass

Tropical Storm Harvey

CloudSat completes an overpass of Tropical Storm Harvey over Texas.


1 June 2017 | CloudSat News

JPL Summer Intern

Kalina Velev is an intern at JPL working with the CloudSat team.


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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.

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The CPR and spacecraft is currently in Enhanced Sun-Point-Spin (SPS) mode.
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