Earth  ID: 4274

NASA Earth Observing Fleet (February 2015)

This animation shows the orbits of NASA's fleet of Earth remote sensing observatories as of February 2015.

The satellites include components of the A-Train:


Recently launched missions:the International Space Station
and eleven others:
These satellites measure rainfall, solar irradiance, clouds, sea surface height, ocean salinity, and other aspects of the global environment. Together, they provide a picture of the Earth as a system.

This is an update of entry 4208. This update includes a version created for display on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) hyperwall, a 5 x 3 array of high-definition displays with a total pixel resolution of 9600 x 3240. The orbits are based on orbital elements with epochs on February 10, 2015. The date shown in the animation is 2015 Februrary 16 with times from 00:00:00 GMT to 12:00:00 GMT.

There are2 other versions: without TRMM; and without TRMM or EO-1.

 

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Kel Elkins (USRA): Animator
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Missions:
Aquarius
Aura
CALIPSO
Cloudsat
Landsat
LDCM: Landsat Data Continuity Mission
NPP
Terra

Data Used:
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation

This item is part of these series:
Hyperwall
LDCM

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Landsat
SVS >> Simulation
SVS >> Spacecraft
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Aquarius
SVS >> Calipso
SVS >> Cloudsat
SVS >> Aura
SVS >> GRACE
SVS >> NPP
SVS >> LDCM
SVS >> Earth >> Satellites >> Earth Observing Fleet
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0