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  1. Parasol prepares to enter the dance

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    October 18, 2004

    Following Demeter in June, Parasol, the second-up in the Myriade microsatellite series, is preparing for launch. Parasol will study the impact of aerosols and how they interact with clouds to give scientists a better understanding of Earth’s climate system.

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  5. Parasol ready for action

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    March 24, 2005

    The Parasol microsatellite, launched on 18 December 2004, has successfully completed in-orbit commissioning after several weeks of tests during which all instruments were switched on and validated. It is now set to begin its mission to observe clouds and aerosols.

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  9. Clouds

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    August 1, 2014

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  11. Polder science data processing closes at CNES

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    February 15, 2006

    Between them, the Polder 1 and Polder 2 instruments dedicated to studying the Earth-atmosphere system operated for 15 months, accumulating a wealth of data products for the scientific community. Processing of Polder data is now over. Time to review the achievements of this original mission ...

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  12. Mission

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    August 26, 2014

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  13. Parasol captures first pictures

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    January 20, 2005

    In orbit since 18 December 2004, the Parasol microsatellite acquired its first pictures on 7 January 2005. Parasol is set to help scientists gain a better understanding of the physical and micro-physical properties of clouds and aerosols. These first images also confirmed that the satellite, its payload and associated ground facilities are all working well. 

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  14. Parasol paints a striking picture of Hurricane Dean

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    December 27, 2006

    The first satellite image of Dean on 16 August in natural colour gives a good idea of the hurricane’s extent, but not its depth. It also highlights variations in cloud cover density, albeit imperfectly. Data in false colour will give a clearer picture.

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