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OCO-3 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3

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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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Carol Bruegge
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations
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Abhishek Chatterjee
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems - Project Scientist for OCO-3 and Deputy Project Scientist for OCO-2
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Brendan Fisher
Tropospheric Composition
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Dejian Fu
Aerosols And Clouds
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Matthäus Kiel
Tropospheric Composition
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Le Kuai
Tropospheric Composition
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Thomas Kurosu
Tropospheric Composition
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Joshua Laughner
Tropospheric Composition
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Charles Miller
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Robert Nelson
Tropospheric Composition
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Gregory Osterman
Tropospheric Composition
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Sudhanshu Pandey
Tropospheric Composition
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Vivienne Payne
Tropospheric Composition - Group Supervisor
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Thomas Pongetti
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations
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Keeyoon Sung
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations