Earth  ID: 2934

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

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 GOES clouds animating on the Earth. The clouds are constantly lit so as to provide an infra-red (IR) type of view.

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
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.

Short URL to share this page:


Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
2001/01/16 to 2001/02/13
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 this series:
Mission Proposals

SVS >> Cloud Cover
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Proposal
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Earth >> Texas >> Houston
SVS >> Cloud Cover >> Amount
SVS >> Spacecraft >> Galileo
SVS >> Cloud Cover >> Frequency
NASA Science >> Earth