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GOLD Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space Weather

[caption id="attachment_2596" align="alignright" width="300"] Liftoff of the Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:20 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Courtesy Arianespace)[/caption]NASA’s first mission to provide unprecedented measurements of, and changes in, the temperature and composition of Earth’s upper atmosphere...
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GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to Space

On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted payload aboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite. GOLD will investigate the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth’s uppermost atmosphere — and is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload. Space is not...
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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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