Earth Observing Fleet (January 2023)

  • Released Thursday, January 12, 2023
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This animation shows the orbits of NASA's fleet of Earth observing spacecraft as of January 2023. NOAA-20, NOAA-21, GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-16, GOES-17 are also included in this version.

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
• GOES-14
• GOES-15
• GOES-16
• GOES-17
• 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 8
• Landsat 9
• NOAA-20
• NOAA-21
• OCO-2: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
• SMAP: Soil Moisture Passive Active
• Suomi NPP: Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
• Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
• SWOT
• Terra

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. The timeframe for this model does not match the date in this fleet visualization, so the clouds shown do not represent actual conditions for Jan 10, 2023.



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Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
This page was last updated on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 12:11 AM EDT.


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