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The three-year COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) mission will survey a portion of the world's coral reefs to assess the condition of these threatened ecosystems and understand their relation to the environment, including physical, chemical and human factors.
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It's all about the gold. NASA uses gold on satellites and telescopes to see in infrared and block heat absorption. We needed a coating that was ulta-reflective and super durable—and thanks to a family-owned business i...
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This remote-sensing themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses NASA's recently launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite as well as its upcoming ISS-RapidScat instrument; The Satellite Project created at New York University; UN Peacekeeping missions using unarmed UAVs; industry news from Fugro, exactEarth, SimActive and EOMAP; the upcoming Esri User Conference; the Climate Resilience App Challenge; and more.
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Parked in space a million miles from Earth, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures glimmers of reflected sunlight, evidence of ice crystals in the atmosphere.
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This Earth Imaging-themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the recent streak of success at the European Space Agency, including its Sentinel and Galileo launches as well as a demonstration of the SpaceDataHighway; a NASA video about its North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) mission; industry news from Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture, TerraGo, Earth-i, Teledyne Optech and Siteco Informatica; thoughts on asteroid mining and related benefits to Earth sensing; and more.
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Gravity’s pull is being used to help propel a small spacecraft known as OSIRIS-REx to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu.
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Operation IceBridge is wrapping up its eighth consecutive field season of mapping the ice sheet and glaciers of Antarctica as well as the surrounding sea ice.
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A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
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NASA doesn't just explore outer space! Since 1959, with the launch of the first weather satellite, NASA has been studying our home planet on a global scale. NASA monitors Earth's vital signs via satellites and airplanes, sends scientists to the far corners of the land and under the ocean, and develops computer models of Earth's climate processes. Why? Because Earth is the only planet that nearly eight billion people call "home sweet home."
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The SpaceX CRS-11 Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center sending a Dragon spacecraft on the company's 11th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 5:07 p.m. EDT on June 3, 2017.