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NASA Science Missions

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Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) observes particles of solar, interplanetary, interstellar,... View Mission

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ACT-America

Understanding the terrestrial carbon cycle is essential for diagnosing current and predicting... View Mission

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Fifty miles above the ground, Earth's highest clouds form an icy membrane at the edge of the... View Mission

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NASA's commitment to studying the Earth as a global system... View Mission

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Measures what happens when the Sun’s radiation hits our rocky moon, where there is no magnetic... View Mission

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ATOM

The Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) will study the impact of human-produced air pollution... View Mission

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NASA's Aura is a mission to understand and protect the air we breathe. With the launch of Aura... View Mission

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BepiColombo will use two orbiters to study Mercury from unique vantage points looking for clues... View Mission

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CALIPSO

The CALIPSO satellite was developed to help scientists answer significant questions and provide... View Mission

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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched and deployed by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23... View Mission

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CloudSat uses advanced radar to "slice" through clouds to see their vertical structure,... View Mission

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The goal of the COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) is to provide critical data and new... View Mission

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CYGNSS

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will make frequent and accurate... View Mission

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The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission is a multi-agency (NOAA, United States Air... View Mission

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ECOSTRESS

Future terrestrial biosphere changes are critically dependent on water availability and... View Mission

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NASA will not be moving forward with the planned 2016 and 2018 ExoMars missions that we had been... View Mission

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Launched in June 2008, Fermi, NASA's largest gamma-ray observatory, has opened a wide window on... View Mission

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GEDI Mission

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) produces the first high resolution laser... View Mission

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The GEOTAIL mission is a collaborative project undertaken by the Institute of Space and... View Mission

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The launch of the prototype Synchronous Meteorological Satellite, SMS-A, in May 1974 inaugurated... View Mission

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GOES-R

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation... View Mission

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The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission of opportunity will fly an... View Mission

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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-... View Mission

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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission will allow scientists... View Mission

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The HaloSat mission will address the question: Is there a massive, extended, hot halo around the... View Mission

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The Hinode (Solar-B) is a highly sophisticated observational satellite equipped with three... View Mission

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The Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in... View Mission

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IBEX is the first mission designed to map the entire region of the boundary of our Solar System... View Mission

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ICESat (Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite) is the benchmark Earth Observing System mission... View Mission

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InSight is a Mars lander mission planned for launch in spring 2016. InSight will investigate... View Mission

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INTEGRAL

ESA's INTEGRAL is providing new insight into the most violent and exotic objects of the Universe... View Mission

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Understanding the interface between the photosphere and corona remains a fundamental challenge... View Mission