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The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Mission has been... View Mission

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Clementine Mission Image

Clementine was jointly sponsored by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and NASA... View Mission

Operating

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

Past

The Cluster II mission is an in-situ investigation of the Earth's magnetosphere using four... View Mission

Past
COBE Mission Image

The purpose of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) mission was... View Mission

Past
Contour Mission Image

CONTOUR's goals were to improve our knowledge of key characteristics of comet nuclei and to... View Mission

Operating
COARL Mission Image

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

Past
CRRES Mission Image

The Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) was launched into a geosynchronous... View Mission

Future

Expected to launch in 2018, Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector (CUPID) has technology with a wide... View Mission

Future

CubeSat secondary payload that will serve as a “space weather station” to measure particles and... View Mission

Operating
CYGNSS

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

Operating

Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch... View Mission

Past

The Deep Impact mission was selected as a Discovery mission in 1999. The spacecraft was... View Mission

Past
Deep Space 1 Mission Image

The primary mission of Deep Space 1 was to test its payload of twelve advanced, high risk... View Mission

Past
DISCOVER-AQ

DISCOVER-AQ mission goals are to improve the interpretation of satellite observations used to... View Mission

Operating
DSCOVR Mission Image

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

Past
DXS Mission Image

The Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer (DXS) was a single experiment shuttle payload designed to fly on... View Mission

Past
Dynamics Explorer Mission Image

The Dynamics Explorer (DE) mission's general objective was to investigate the strong... View Mission

Past

Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) is an advanced land-imaging mission that will demonstrate new... View Mission

Future
ECOSTRESS

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

Future

ELFIN will explore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the... View Mission

Past
Epoxi Mission Image

Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation EPOXI is a follow-on... View Mission

Past
Equator-S Mission Image

EQUATOR-S was a low-cost mission designed to study the Earth's equatorial magnetosphere out to... View Mission

Past
ERBS

NASA's Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) was designed to investigate how energy from the... View Mission

Past
ESSA Mission Image

The ESSA Program The Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA) Satellite Program was... View Mission

Future
Euclid

Euclid is an ESA-led Medium-class mission, part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision program, to map the... View Mission

Future
Illustration of Europa mission spacecraft

Europa might be the best place to look for environments where life could exist in the present... View Mission

Past
EUVE Mission Image

The Extreme-Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) was a spinning spacecraft designed to rotate about the... View Mission

Operating

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

Past

Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (FAST) is the second of the Small-Class Explorer (SMEX) missions... View Mission

Operating

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

Past
FUSE Mission Image

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer FUSE was a NASA supported mission that launched June... View Mission