Earth  ID: 3602

TDRS Poster of the Northern Hemisphere

The Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) comprise the communication satellite component of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). TDRSS is a communication signal relay system which provides tracking and data aquisition services between low earth orbiting spacecraft and control and/or data processing facilities. TDRS supports many of NASA's missions including the space shuttles, Hubble and COBE. This image was created as a background for a 6 foot by 4 foot mural for display in Building 12 at Goddard Space Flight Center. The final poster will include a indication of the TDRSS ground segment located newr LasCruces, New Mexico as well as insets of several of the spacecraft that TDRSS supports.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Please give credit for this item to:
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.

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Data Used:
Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb)
Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth also referred to as: Sea Ice Concentration
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
May 2004
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Land Use/Land Cover >> Land Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography >> Bathymetry
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