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Mission Proposal: Polar GOES-like Spacecraft (Riding the Spacecraft - Animated Swaths)

This visualization was created to support a mission proposal led by Lars Peter Riishojgaard. This mission would fly a GOES-like spacecraft in a polar elliptical orbit around the Earth providing a large percentage of observing time for northern polar regions. This version of the visualization has the camera riding the orbit as the spacecraft would with a MODIS swath and GOES footprint animating. The MODIS swath is colored red, and the GOES footprint is colored light gray. This shows how this proposal would provide more continuous coverage of north polar regions than MODIS and GOES can provide.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Tom Bridgman (GST): Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Lars Peter Riishojgaard (University of Maryland Baltimore County): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

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

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
GOES 2001/01/16 to 2001/02/13
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