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NASA’s Terra Satellite Celebrates 100,000 Orbits


NASA’s Terra Satellite Celebrates 100,000 Orbits More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra joins a handful of satellites to mark this orbital milestone, including the International Space Station, Earth’s Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS), Landsat 5 and Landsat 7. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.   More



(Source: ECNmag.com - Oct 12)

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