Earth  ID: 4880

COVID-19 Earth Observing Fleet

This animation shows the orbits of satellites that NASA is using to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the environment. It includes assets from our domestic partners, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey, our international partners, such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and our commercial partner Planet Labs.

Together, our combined measurements are providing the spatial and temporal breadth to more fully characterize and understand how society’s changing behavior during the pandemic is affecting the Earth system.


The clouds used in this version are from a high resolution GEOS model run at 10 minute time steps interpolated down to the per-frame level.

Spacecraft included:

NASA
Aqua
Aura
Suomi NPP: Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
OCO-2: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
Terra
Landsat 7
Landsat 8
ISS: International Space Station

International
Sentinel-1
Sentinel-2
Sentinel-5P
GOSAT
ALOS-2

Commercial
Planet Labs 178 nanosatellites
 

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Visualization Credits

Kel Elkins (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Technical Support
Kevin J. Murphy (NASA/HQ): Scientific Data Support
Abigail Seadler (GST): Communication Specialist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
GEOS Atmospheric Model
Model - NASA GMAO
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
Credit:
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Ephemeris - 11/2020
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.

Keywords:
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Fleet