Earth  ID: 10380

Two Glory Beauty Passes

The Glory spacecraft uses Orbital Sciences Corporation Space Systems Group's LEOStar-1 bus design, with deployable solar arrays, 3-axis stabilization, and X-band/S-band RF communications capabilities. The structure consists of an octagonal aluminum space frame and a hydrazine propulsion module containing enough fuel to support initial orbit raising and at least 36 months of on-orbit service. The spacecraft bus also provides payload power; command, telemetry, and science data interfaces, including onboard storage of data; and an attitude control subsystem to support instrument pointing requirements. Two animated beauty passes reveal different perspectives of the spacecraft in orbit.


For More Information

http://glory.gsfc.nasa.gov


Credits

Ryan Zuber (UMBC): Lead Animator
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Producer
Michael Mishchenko (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Glory

Data Used:
Glory

Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-047 -- Glory Resource Reel

Keywords:
SVS >> Aerosols
SVS >> Climate