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Update: 18 May 2018

Mission Status: CloudSat successfully returned to Daylight-Only Operations (DO-Op) in its new orbit underneath the A-train on May 7, 2018.

27 September 2018 | CloudSat News

CloudSat and CALIPSO

CloudSat and CALIPSO, briefly separated, working together again.


20 September 2018 | CloudSat Overpass

Hurricane Florence

CloudSat overpasses Hurricane Florence on September 11.


6 May 2018 | CloudSat News

CloudSat and CALIPSO within the A-Train: Ten Years of Actively Observing the Earth System

10 years of formation flying that made it possible to develop integrated products and offer new insights into key atmospheric processes.


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.

Status

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