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TABLE II.1 Launch, Orbit, and Instrument Specications or Missions Recommended to NOAA
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CLARREO(instrumentrefightcomponents)Solar and Earth radiation characteristics orunderstanding climate orcingLEO, SSOBroadband radiometer65GPSROHigh-accuracy, all-weather temperature, watervapor, and electron density proles or weather,climate, and space weatherLEOGPS receiver150
XOVWMSea-surace wind vectors or weather andocean ecosystemsLEO, SSOBackscatter radar350NOTE: Missions are listed by cost. Colors denote mission cost categories as estimated by the committee. Green and blue shadingindicates medium-cost ($300 million to $600 million) and small-cost (<$300 million) missions, respectively. The missions are described indetail in Part II, and Part III provides the oundation or selection.
LEO, low Earth orbit; SSO, Sun-synchronous orbit.