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STS-99 - 4" - A-B Emblem

STS-99 was a Space Shuttle mission using Endeavour, that launched on 11 February 2000 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The primary objective of the mission was the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) project. This was also the last solo flight of Endeavour; all future flights for Endeavour became devoted to the International Space Station.
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) was an international project spearheaded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and NASA, with participation of the German Aerospace Center DLR. Its objective was to obtain the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of the Earth. SRTM consisted of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard Endeavour during its 11-day mission. This radar system gathered around 8 terabytes of data to produce high-quality 3-D images of the Earth's surface.

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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission will provide important information for NASA's Earth Sciences Enterprise, which is
dedicated to understanding the total Earth system and the effects of human activity on the global environment.

Flown aboard STS-99 (single payload)

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