Earth Observing Spacecraft Fleet shot for Dynamic Earth Dome Show

  • Released Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Updated Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00AM
  • ID: 3880

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).

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Domemaster Earth and orbits layer

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Domemaster sun layer

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Domemaster star layer


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


This visualization is related to the following missions:


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Datasets used in this visualization

Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

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

Dataset can be found at:

See more visualizations using this data set
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Hipparcos Tycho Catalogue (A.K.A. Tycho 2 Catalogue) (Collected with the Telescope sensor)

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