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GOLD Team Successfully Completes Environmental Testing

December 14, 2017 – NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, instrument has successfully completed environmental testing at Airbus in Toulouse, France, in preparation for its groundbreaking mission to observe the nearest reaches of space. Scheduled for…

December 13, 2017

Next-Generation GRACE Satellites Arrive At Launch Site December 13, 2017 – A pair of advanced U.S./German Earth research satellites with some very big shoes to fill is now at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for launch…

December 12, 2017

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 13–14 December 12, 2017 – If it’s clear Wednesday night and Thursday before dawn, keep a lookout high overhead for the “shooting stars” of the Geminid meteor shower. That’s the peak night for this annual…