Aura Validation

12 September 2008
12 February 2018
EOS Aura (Latin for breeze) is an atmospheric composition mission. Aura was launched 15 July 2004 into 705 km Sun- synchronous polar orbit with a 98\u00C2\u00B0 inclination and a local equator-crossing time of 1344 for the ascending node. The design life is 5 years with a 6-year operational goal.

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