Terra Has Been Launched

By Keith Cowing
December 21, 1999
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[18 Dec 1999] Terra was sucessfully launched this morning from Vandenburg Air Force Base after a 20 minute delay.

As described by NASA “Terra (formerly EOS AM-1) is the flagship of the Earth Observing System, a series of spacecraft that represent the next landmark steps in NASA’s leadership role to observe the Earth from the unique vantage point of space.”

Terra is Launched ° Terra launch webcast, NASA

° Terra website, NASA

° Press release, Lockheed Martin

° Press release, Canadian Space Agency

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