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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

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Illustration of Jason-3 spacecraft with earth in background

Jason-3 is a satellite mission that supports scientific, commercial and practical applications... View Mission

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The primary scientific goal of the Juno mission is to significantly improve our understanding of... View Mission

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LAGEOS 1&2

LAGEOS, or Laser Geodynamics Satellites, are a series of satellites designed to provide an... View Mission

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Landsat 7, launched on April 15, 1999, continues the legacy of... View Mission

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earth science, landsat 8, mission

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), Landsat 8, launched on February 11, 2013, is the... View Mission

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LBTI

The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) is part of NASA's overall effort to image... View Mission

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Artistic render of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

LRO was the first mission in NASA's plan to return to the Moon and then to travel to Mars and... View Mission

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Mars Cube One is one of two CubeSats flying deep into space as part of a communications-relay.... View Mission

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NASA is participating in a mission of the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency... View Mission

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Still in orbit around Mars, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has collected thousands of... View Mission

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched August 12, 2005, is on a search for evidence that... View Mission

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The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity landed on... View Mission

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will set down a sophisticated, large, mobile laboratory... View Mission

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The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission was launched on November 18, 2013.... View Mission

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MetOp A&B

MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites developed and operated by... View Mission

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MetOp-C

MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites developed and operated by... View Mission

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MinXSS CubeSat will study the sun’s impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere by measuring soft X-rays... View Mission

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MMS will investigate how the Sun's and Earth's magnetic fields connect and disconnect,... View Mission

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Plankton ecosystems of the ocean are strongly interconnected with climate and life on Earth. A... View Mission

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Illustration of Neowise mission spacecraft

The NEOWISE project is the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey... View Mission

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The New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission, launched in January 2006 and due to arrive at Pluto... View Mission

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The Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer Mission... View Mission

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Illustration of NOAA spacecraft with earth in background

NOAA-N (POES-N) launched May 20, 2005 and is the latest polar-orbiting satellite developed by... View Mission

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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array is an Explorer mission that allows astronomers to... View Mission

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OCO-2 Mission Image

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory -2 (OCO-2) is based on the original OCO mission that was... View Mission

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OMG

Global sea level rise will be one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st Century.... View Mission

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IceBridge Mission Image

NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth's polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand... View Mission

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Southern Africa produces almost a third of the Earth’s biomass burning aerosol particles, yet... View Mission

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NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples... View Mission

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OSTM-JASON 2 Mission Image

The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) is a joint effort by four organizations to measure... View Mission