Earth Observation

We visit: Goddard Space Flight Center

As the first step to fulfil the vision about visiting the Moon again, and possibly build a base there, the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is now in the final stages of building the spacecraft for the first mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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GOCE

Improving the understanding of high latitude ocean circulation

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Radarsat-2 – Secure a continuous flow of radar data

When RADARSAT-2 is launched in the near future the continuous flow of data from the SAR sensors on the satellites will be prolonged for several years. Continuous data flow is very important in order to pay attention to evolution in the nature, such as the climate, ice and snow covering etc. The Nordic countries, like all countries at high latitudes have greatly benefited from this type of satellites; thus we look forward to the operative phase with great expectations.

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How altimetry works

Altimetry measurements are acquired by an altimeter on a non-synchronous satellite in a repeating low-Earth orbit designed to fly over the same points at regular intervals.

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