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  1. Calipso climbs aboard the train

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    June 1, 2006

    One month after launch, Calipso has joined the A-Train constellation of 6 French-U.S. atmosphere-observing satellites. Calipso’s instruments are being checked out and brought into service. The satellite is set to be fully operational in the days ahead and is already beaming back its 1st images.

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  2. CALIPSO switches to back-up laser

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    May 7, 2009

    After 3 years operating flawlessly, the French-US satellite’s laser has failed. This contingency had been expected and CALIPSO has successfully switched to its back-up laser.

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  3. SAFIRE studies the atmosphere from the air

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    August 12, 2009

    In 1947, the 1st airborne measurements began aiding scientists studying Earth’s atmosphere. Today, the SAFIRE joint research unit created in 2004 fulfils this data collection function.

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