NASA Press Briefing to Give Progress Report on US-Canadian-Japanese Earth "Check-up" Mission

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Saint-Hubert, April 18, 2000 — The Canadian Space Agency’s Measurements of Pollution In the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument is producing some exciting results as part of a U.S.-Japanese-Canadian mission to study the Earth’s lands, oceans, clouds and atmosphere. NASA will hold a press briefing to describe and show images of the positive results from the five mission instruments aboard its Terra satellite. The launch of Terra, aboard an Atlas IIAS rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, took place on December 18, 1999.

The Principal Investigator for the MOPITT instrument, Dr. James Drummond, of the University of Toronto, will participate in the NASA briefing and present the MOPITT results.

The NASA press briefing will be carried live on NASA Television, broadcasted on the GE2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees West longitude, frequency 3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location: NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

For more information:

Caroline Lavallée
Senior Communications Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370
Cell.: (514) 943-6808

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