Earth  ID: 3880

Earth Observing Spacecraft Fleet shot for Dynamic Earth Dome Show

This visualization shows the orbits of NASA's fleet of Earth observing spacecraft. It also includes the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. This was created for a planetarium dome show called Dynamic Earth and is produced in domemaster format (a type of fisheye projection).

The domemaster format was created by rendering 7 separate camera tiles. The tiles were then stitched together to form final domemaster layers at 4096x4096 resolution and 16 bits per channel with premultiplied alpha and no gamma correction. A composite version is provided along with the layers. There are 3 domemaster layers intended to be composited as follows: the Earth and orbits layer over Sun layer over star field (no alpha channel).

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Tom Bridgman (GST): Animator
Thomas Lucas (Thomas Lucas Productions): Producer
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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Data Used:
Hipparcos/Telescope/Tycho 2 Catalogue
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris 2010/02/03 - 2010/02/06
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.

This item is part of these series:
Dome Show Planetarium
Dynamic Earth Dome Show

SVS >> Orbit
NASA Science >> Earth