Earth  ID: 4931

Earth Observing Fleet (August 2021)

This animation shows the orbits of NASA's fleet of Earth observing spacecraft that are considered operational as of August 2021. 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.

Changes to this version include: removal of SORCE and the addition of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich.


Spacecraft included:
Aqua
Aura
CALIPSO: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation
CYGNSS-1: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 1
CYGNSS-2: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 2
CYGNSS-3: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 3
CYGNSS-4: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 4
CYNGSS-5: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 5
CYGNSS-6: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 6
CYGNSS-7: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 7
CYGNSS-8: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System 8
Cloudsat
GPM: Global Precipitation Measurement
GRACE-FO-1: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On-1
GRACE-FO-2: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On-2
ICESat-2
ISS: International Space Station
Landsat 7
Landsat 8
OCO-2: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
SMAP: Soil Moisture Passive Active
Suomi NPP: Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
Sentinel-6 Micael Freilich
Terra
 

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Ernie Wright (USRA): Visualizer
Kel Elkins (USRA): Visualizer
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Ephemeris - 06/2018
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).
GEOS Atmospheric Model
Model - NASA GMAO
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