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News Release 06-061

U.S.-Taiwan Constellation of Satellites Launched

Will track hurricanes, monitor climate change and accelerate space weather research

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We have liftoff. COSMIC satellites will take to the atmosphere this week.

We have liftoff. COSMIC satellites will take to the atmosphere this week.

Credit: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/National Center for Atmospheric Research


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A constellation of satellites, called COSMIC, will send new information on weather and climate.

A constellation of satellites, called COSMIC, will transmit new information for studies of weather and climate.

Credit: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/National Center for Atmospheric Research


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