Earth  ID: 3815

Stereoscopic Earth Observing Fleet

NASA's Earth Observing fleet of vehicles constitutes a major milestone in the history of Earth science, facilitating the kinds of wide scale and synergistic research endeavors that until the last decades have been impossible to even consider. Many of the techniques being employed around Earth are a direct offshoot of technological and scientific techniques developed on missions to other worlds. NASA's continued commitment to primary research about our home remains a top priority not only to the agency, but to the nation, and the world as a whole. This visualization shows the spacecraft in NASA's Earth Observing fleet. The relative altitudes, speeds, sun position, and clouds are correct for 05 February 2010 from about 19:31UT to about 20:04UT

This stereoscopic version was created based on previous animations and is intended for viewing with a steroscopic projector or television. A stereo anaglyph version is also included which can be watched using red/cyan glasses.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Producer
Susan Lozier (Duke University): Scientist
Tom Bridgman (GST): Project Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere also referred to as: GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here and the cubed-sphere work is described here
Hipparcos/Telescope/Tycho 2 Catalogue also referred to as: Tycho Catalogue
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
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.

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3D Viewfinder

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