Advanced Image Processing
Design and development of algorithms, applications and architectures for image coding, filtering, enhancement, restoration, segmentation, mosaicking, terrain generation, mapping, display, etc.
Advanced Instrument Systems (AIS)
Design and develop complex instrument systems to support commanding, state monitoring, data acquisition, realtime alignment control algorithms, science processing and data delivery.
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, is an instrument whose goal is to support climate research and improved weather forecasting.
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is currently exploring the ringed planet, Saturn, its mysterious moons, its stunning rings and its complex magnetic environment.
Since 1996, EarthKAM students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the world wide web to direct a digital camera on select space flights and currently on the International Space Station.
Jupiter Polar Orbiter (Juno)
Juno will fly to Jupiter and orbit its polar regions in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measure Jupiter's atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2008, will study the Moon's radiation environment, map the lunar topography in high-resolution, scan for resources in the polar regions and map the composition of the lunar surface.
Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
NASA's twin robot geologists, the Mars Exploration Rovers, launched toward Mars on June 10 and July 7, 2003, in search of answers about the history of water on Mars.
Advanced Multimission Operations System (MGSS AMMOS)
The Advanced Multimission Operations System enables Principal Investigators to directly, immediately, flexibly and seamlessly interact with their instruments and their data from wherever they are located.
Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO)
MIRO (Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter) is a scientific instrument on the ROSETTA Spacecraft that will measure temperatures and abundances of asteroids and comets.
Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR)
The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument provides a unique opportunity for studying the ecology and climate of Earth through the acquisition of global multiangle imagery on the daylit side of Earth.
Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)
The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments on the UARS and Aura satellites measure microwave thermal emission from the limb (edge) of Earth's atmosphere to remotely sense vertical profiles of atmospheric chemical composition, temperature, pressure, and
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched in 2005 and is on a search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
The Mars Science Laboratory mission's Curiosity rover, the most technologically advanced rover ever built, landed in Mars' Gale Crater the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT) using a series of complicated landing maneuvers never before attempted
NPP Sounding Evaluation (PEATE)
The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) mission collects and distributes remotely-sensed land, ocean, and atmospheric data to the meteorological and global climate change communities.
Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)
OCO-2 is designed to provide space-based global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) with the precision and resolution needed to identify and characterize the processes that regulate this important greenhouse gas.
The Phoenix Mars Mission landed on Mars on May 25, specifically designed to measure volatiles (especially water) and complex organic molecules in the arctic plains of Mars. Phoenix ceased communications in November 2008.
Physical Oceanography Data Archive (PO.DAAC)
The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center is responsible for archiving and distributing data relevant to the physical state of the ocean.
Planetary Data System (PDS) Engineering Node
The Node provides systems support to PDS, handling standards, technology investigations, coordination & development of system-wide software, coordination of data ordering and distribution, and catalog development, implementation & maintenance.
Planetary Data System (PDS) Imaging Node
As curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present and future planetary missions, the Node provides the digital image archives, ancillary data sets, software tools, and technical expertise.
Solar System Visualization (SSV)
The Solar System Visualization Project develops new science algorithms, visualization technologies, images, mosaics, and animations. The team has pioneered the use of HDTV and IMAX film technologies for science visualizations.
Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
The Spitzer Space Telescope has unprecedented infrared sensitivity that will allow astronomers to study the most distant, coldese, and most dust-obscured objects and processes in the universe.
STEREO - SECCHI
The Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory launched in 2006 will employ two nearly identical space-based observatories to provide the first-ever, 3-D stereoscopic images to study the nature of coronal mass ejections.
Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES)
TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer) is one of four science instruments aboard NASA's Aura satellite, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 15, 2004.
Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE is a project that will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge about the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Universe. Among the objects WISE will study are asteroids, the coolest and dimmest stars, and the most luminous galaxies.
Mars Express (MEX)
The main goal of Mars Express, launched in 2003, is to search for subsurface water from Mars orbit. Seven scientific instruments onboard the orbiting spacecraft will use remote sensing experiments to shed new light on the Martian atmosphere, the planet's
A robotic vehicle that is capable of efficient rolling mobility over Apollo-like undulating terrain and walking over extremely rough or steep terrain, enabling future robotic and human lunar missions.
Jason 1 is an oceanography mission to monitor global ocean circulation, study the ties between the oceans and atmosphere, improve global climate forecasts and predictions, and monitor events such as El Niño conditions and ocean eddies.
Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing ( PRoVisG)
Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing ( PRoVisG) will build a unified European framework for Robotic Vision Ground Processing.
Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager,
Candidate for the multi-directional, multi-wavelength, high-accuracy polarization imager identified by the National Research Council's Earth Sciences Decadal Survey as one component of the notional Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem, or ACE, mission.
QuakeSim is a project to develop a solid Earth science framework for modeling and understanding earthquake and tectonic processes.
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