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.
Aura Satellite , artist rendering
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Suomi NPP provides atmospheric and sea surface temperatures, humidity sounding, land and ocean biological productivity, and cloud and aerosol properties.
The Aura mission reasearches the composition, chemistry and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere as well as study the ozone, air quality and climate.
The Landsat-7 satellite is used to acquire remotely sensed images of the Earth's land surface and surrounding coastal regions.
Terra is an important part of NASA's Science Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Aqua, Latin for water, is named for the large amount of information that the mission will be collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice.
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall.
Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)
The measurements provided by SORCE specifically address long-term climate change, natural variability and enhanced climate prediction, and atmospheric ozone and UV-B radiation.
GRACE, twin satellites launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems.
Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite (ICESaT)
ICESat is the benchmark mission for measuring ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics.
Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
The EO-1 mission developed and validated a number of instrument and spacecraft bus breakthrough technologies designed to enable the development of future earth imaging observatories that will have a significant increase in performance while also having reduced cost and mass.
Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)
UARS measures ozone and chemical compounds found in the ozone layer. UARS also measures winds and temperatures in the stratosphere as well as the energy input from the Sun.
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS)
TOMS has provided global measurements of total column ozone on a daily basis and together provide a complete data set of daily ozone from November 1978 - December 1994.
Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS)
The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite was designed to investigate how energy from the sun is absorbed and re-radiated by the Earth. Understanding this process helps reveal patterns in Earth's weather.