Projects in Development
The Landsat NeXt mission recently received approval to enter Pre-Formulation. The mission will continue the longest continuous space-based record of the Earth’s surface. Launch TBD
The Total and Solar spectral Irradiance Sensor-2 (TSIS-2) mission will provide total and spectral solar irradiance measurements important for accurate scientific models of climate change and solar variability Planned Launch for 2024
The Geostationary Carbon Observatory (GeoCarb) aims to achieve a transformational advance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping concentrations of key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit. Launch TBD
The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission will advance the assessment of ocean health by measuring the distribution of phytoplankton, tiny plants and algae that sustain the marine food web. It will also continue systematic records of key atmospheric variables associated with air quality and Earth's climate. Planned for launch in 2023
Landsat 9, a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will continue the Landsat program’s critical role in providing the longest continuous space-based record of the Earth’s surface. Planned launch in 2021
The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder is a reflected solar spectrometer and associated pointing system that will measure the absolute spectrally resolved reflectance of solar radiation from Earth to space to a much higher accuracy than past satellite sensors. Planned Launch for 2023
The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)-Limb profiler joins two other spectrometers in the Suite to track the health of the ozone layer and measure the concentration of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere.JPSS-2 : Delivered 2019 | JPSS-3 : Planned delivery 2021 | JPSS-4 : Planned delivery 2023
Projects in Operation
The SAGE III The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE)-III mission is an important part of NASA's Earth Observation System and is designed to fulfill the primary scientific objective of obtaining high quality, global measurements of key components of atmospheric composition and their long-term variability. Primary Operations until 2020
The TSIS mission provides absolute measurements of the total solar irradiance (TSI) and spectral solar irradiance (SSI), important for accurate scientific models of climate change and solar variability. Primary Operations until 2023
POES is a NOAA reimbursable project, providing critical operational climate data that is used in developing current and extended weather forecasts.
The MetOp satellites provides critical data for weather forecasting. MetOp-C Primary Operations until 2023
The Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) , utilizes lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. Primary Operations until 2023
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) provides atmospheric and sea surface temperatures, humidity sounding, land and ocean biological productivity, and cloud and aerosol properties Primary Operations until 2022
The Landsat program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Primary Operations until 2022
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR) measures the absolute irradiance over a broad spectrum of the entire sunlit face of Earth to study the Earth's radiation budget. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) provides global spectral images of the entire sunlit face of Earth and insight into Earth's energy balance. Extended Operations through 9/2020
The Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS), is a space-based instrument used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning (cloud-to-cloud, intra-cloud, and cloud-to-ground lightning). Extended Operations through 9/2020
The Landsat program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Current operations through approximately 2022
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is a joint NASA/JAXA mission producing next-generation global observations of rain and snow Current operations through 2022
Aura is apart of the A-train, NASA’s original Earth Observing System. It researches composition, chemistry, and dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere as well as the ozone, air quality, and climate. Current operations through 2022
The Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) Project is responsible for spacecraft maintenance and operations for Earth Science missions conducted by the Earth Science Projects Division at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
The ESMO Project plays a significant role during the mission life cycle; from the formulation and approval phases through the implementation and evaluation phases, and eventual deactivation. The Project's role is to ensure the health and safety of the missions it manages by fulfilling the primary operational requirements for each mission, and providing the scientific community with high-quality data products in a timely manner. It also serves as a focal point for the mission on-orbit operations and the definition of support services required.
Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project provides science data to a wide community of users for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
ESDIS is responsible for processing, archiving, and distributing Earth science data. It provides tools to facilitate the processing, archiving, and distribution of Earth science data. ESDIS collects metrics and user satisfaction data to learn how to continue improving services provided to users. It ensures scientists and the public have access to data to enable the study of Earth from space to advance Earth system science to meet the challenges of climate and environmental change. ESDIS promotes the interdisciplinary use of EOSDIS data, including data products, data services, and data handling tools to a broad range of existing and potential user communities.