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OCO-3 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3, or OCO-3, is a future space instrument designed to investigate important questions about the distribution of carbon dioxide on Earth as it relates to growing urban populations and changing patterns of fossil fuel combustion.

NASA plans to develop and assemble the instrument using spare materials from the successful development and launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 in 2014 and host the instrument on the International Space Station or another space-based platform.

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David  Crisp
David Crisp
Earth Science
Senior Research Scientist
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Brendan  Fisher
Brendan Fisher
Tropospheric Composition (329I)
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Thomas  Pongetti
Thomas Pongetti
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations (329H)
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Charles  Miller
Charles Miller
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems (329G)
Deputy Science Lead, Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Principal Investigator
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