Yearly Archives: 2017

GOLD team successfully completes environmental testing

[caption id="attachment_2531" align="alignright" width="200"] The GOLD instrument (the gray and white object located on the front right corner of the top deck) has completed environmental testing and is shown here on the SES-14 spacecraft in preparation for a scheduled January 2018 launch date. (Courtesy Airbus)
[/caption]NASA's Global-scale...
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GOLD installed on commercial communications satellite

[caption id="attachment_2456" align="alignright" width="228"] The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument is hoisted up and installed onto the SES-14 commercial communications satellite, which is being assembled at Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. The GOLD instrument is now slated to proceed through a...
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GOLD one step closer to launching into space

[caption id="attachment_2346" align="alignright" width="400"] The GOLD instrument arrives in its shipping container at Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse, France on January 4, 2017. Team members performed successful tests, inspection, and checkout of the instrument, which will next be mounted on the SES-14 commercial communications satellite that...
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