Earth Observing Fleet (August 2021)

  • Released Thursday, August 26, 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


Credits

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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:09 AM EDT.


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