A basic view of the orbits and scanning profiles for ICON (in low-Earth orbit) and GOLD (in geostationary orbit) is shown in this visualization. Here, the colors over Earth represent model data of the density of a single ionized oxygen atom at an altitude of 350 kilometers. Red represents high density.
(Courtesy NASA GSFC’s Scientific Visualization Studio)


ICON & GOLD Teaming Up To Explore Earth’s Interface to Space
January 4, 2018


GOLD Team Successfully Completes Environmental Testing
December 14, 2017

NASA Strikes GOLD with Hosted Payloads – SES GS podcast (21 MB MP3 file)
June 7, 2017

GOLD Installed on Commercial Communications Satellite
May 17, 2017

NASA’s GOLD Mission: Unprecedented Imaging from the Boundary Between Earth and Space
YouTube video of a LASP public lecture by GOLD Principal Investigator Richard Eastes
April 5, 2017

GOLD one step closer to launching into space
February 1, 2017