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GOLD in Geostationary Orbit

The GOLD instrument will be riding as a passenger instrument onboard a commercial communications satellite positioned in geostationary orbit.

GOLD will scan the disk and limb of Earth with an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph to measure the response of Earth's ionosphere to the various forcings in the Sun-Earth system.
 

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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Visualizer
Sarah L. Jones (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
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Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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Keywords:
GCMD >> Location >> Ionosphere
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Geosynchronous
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0