The satellites in the Earth Science Afternoon Constellation (A-Train) will be performing their yearly coordinated set of inclination maneuvers beginning March 9 through March 31, 2010. Exact dates for the maneuvers for each of the satellites are currently being finalized.
Note: The current A-Train consists of: Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, and Aura. PARASOL exited the A-Train orbit on Dec 2, 2009 (it is currently 3.9 km below the A-Train orbit), and will not be performing inclination maneuvers.
If you are conducting any special observations or field campaigns for which you will need data from any of the A-Train instruments during the inclination maneuver period, please email: email@example.com; cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide information – such as dates and times – for critical data collection periods. If possible, we would like to minimize the impact of the maneuvers on any special observations or field campaigns.