GOLD Media Telecon

  • Released Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission is designed to explore the nearest reaches of space. Capturing never-before-seen images of Earth’s upper atmosphere, GOLD explores in unprecedented detail our space environment — which is home to astronauts, radio signals used to guide airplanes and ships, as well as satellites that provide communications and GPS systems.


On January 25, 2018, the mission will launch as NASA's first-ever hosted payload.


Speakers for the January 24, 2018 media telecon about the mission include:

Richard Eastes, Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder

Elsayed Talaat, Heliophysics Chief Scientist, NASA Headquarters

Susan Batiste, Systems Engineer, LASP/CU

Katelynn Greer, Research Scientist, LASP/CU


Replay information will be available until January 31, 2018 noon ET, via:
Toll free, from within the U.S.: 1-866-469-5761 

Toll: 203-369-1460

Image 1: Artist rendering of SES-14 satellite, the spacecraft that will carry GOLD as NASA's first ever hosted payload. Credit: NASA/CIL/Chris Meaney

Image 1: Artist rendering of SES-14 satellite, the spacecraft that will carry GOLD as NASA's first ever hosted payload. Credit: NASA/CIL/Chris Meaney

Image 2: Infographic depicting layers of Earth's upper atmosphere. Credit: NASA Goddard/Genna Duberstein

Image 2: Infographic depicting layers of Earth's upper atmosphere. Credit: NASA Goddard/Genna Duberstein

Image 3: Signals transmit through the ionosphere. Clip from Welcome to the Ionosphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim

Image 3: Signals transmit through the ionosphere. Clip from Welcome to the Ionosphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim

Image 4: Members of the GOLD science team gather with the instrument in a LASP clean room on December 1, 2016, just after the instrument went through its pre-ship review ahead of shipment to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Credit: LASP

Image 4: Members of the GOLD science team gather with the instrument in a LASP clean room on December 1, 2016, just after the instrument went through its pre-ship review ahead of shipment to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Credit: LASP

Image 5: Exterior view of the GOLD instrument. Credit: LASP

Image 5: Exterior view of the GOLD instrument. Credit: LASP

Image 6: Interior view of the GOLD instrument. Credit: LASP

Image 6: Interior view of the GOLD instrument. Credit: LASP

Image 7: GOLD scans the ionosphere. Credit: NASA Goddard/SVS/Tom Bridgman

Image 7: GOLD scans the ionosphere. Credit: NASA Goddard/SVS/Tom Bridgman

Image 8: NASA's Heliophysics Fleet. Credit: NASA/Amy Moran and Jenny Mottar

Image 8: NASA's Heliophysics Fleet. Credit: NASA/Amy Moran and Jenny Mottar

Image 9: Artist rendering of Sun-Earth interaction. Credit: NASA

Image 9: Artist rendering of Sun-Earth interaction. Credit: NASA

Image 10: Tidal temperature perturbations from TIE-GCM model run on a pressure level near 167 km.  Credit: K. R. Greer

Image 10: Tidal temperature perturbations from TIE-GCM model run on a pressure level near 167 km. Credit: K. R. Greer

Image 11: Earth's weather impacts the ionosphere. Clip from Welcome to the Ionosphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim

Image 11: Earth's weather impacts the ionosphere. Clip from Welcome to the Ionosphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim



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