Terra mission operations: Launch to the present (and beyond)

  title={Terra mission operations: Launch to the present (and beyond)},
  author={Angelita C. Kelly and Eric Moyer and Dimitrios Mantziaras and Warren F. Case},
  booktitle={Optics \& Photonics - Optical Engineering + Applications},
The Terra satellite, flagship of NASA’s long-term Earth Observing System (EOS) Program, continues to provide useful earth science observations well past its 5-year design lifetime. This paper describes the evolution of Terra operations, including challenges and successes and the steps taken to preserve science requirements and prolong spacecraft life. Working cooperatively with the Terra science and instrument teams, including NASA’s international partners, the mission operations team has… 
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