The prevailing view of NASA is mainly concentrated around spectacular missions to the International Space Station, to the moon and beyond etc., but NASA is much more. NASA also manages the world’s most advanced and most comprehensive programmes for observations on. The organization operates fifteen satellite missions that produce close to 4 terabytes of data every day. Through these satellite sensors, NASA operates and controls the world’s largest scientific data and information system for collecting, processing, archiving, and distributing earth system data to users worldwide.
– has the World’s Longest Experience with Environmental Data from Space
IASI – new sensor onboard the MetOp/A Satellite
Numerical weather prediction (NWP) which is the backbone of modern weather forecasting needs daily accurate updates of earth surface parameters. One of these parameters is sea ice. The variations in sea ice impact the ocean-atmosphere fluxes of heat, momentum and water, and thereby the development of both local as well as large scale weather systems.
– Focus on Environment and Climate
Data receiving via Kongsberg Satellite Services network
GOCE is introduced to the international media
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
Improving the understanding of high latitude ocean circulation
a guarantee for a continuous Earth observation data set