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Aura is an American (NASA) remote sensing satellite that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 10:02 UT on 15 July 2004. The 2.97 tonne, 4.6 kW, 2.7 m x 2.3 m x 6.9 m size satellite will monitor ozone and related molecules in the stratosphere and troposphere, as an extension of the previous observations by UARS and TOMS missions. It carries four monitoring instruments. More details are available at:

Alternate Names

  • 28376
  • EOS-Aura

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-07-15
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Mark R. SchoeberlProject ScientistNASA Goddard Space Flight
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