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TERRA Orbital Drift Information

In 2020, Terra completed its final inclination maneuver, using some of its limited fuel supply, to maintain that crossing time.

Since that final inclination maneuver, Terra has drifted to an earlier equatorial crossing time. By the Fall of 2022, Terra’s crossing time will exceed 10:15 am. Then, Terra, will be lowered to a new orbit where it will be able to collect valuable data at an even earlier crossing time.

As Terra’s crossing time creeps earlier, small changes will be noticeable in Terra’s data and imagery.

More information on this can be found at the Terra website's Orbital Drift Information page.


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