Tag Archives: SES-14

GOLD Powers on for the First Time

[caption id="attachment_2289" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the GOLD science team gather with the instrument in a LASP clean room on December 1, 2016, just after the instrument went through its pre-ship review ahead of shipment to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. (Courtesy LASP)[/caption]The GOLD team powered...
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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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ICON & GOLD Teaming Up To Explore Earth’s Interface to Space

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignright" width="300"] Bright swaths of red and green, known as airglow, are visible in this visualization of Earth's limb with the SES-14 satellite and GOLD rising above it. Airglow occurs when gases in the upper atmosphere become charged by the Sun's radiation, emitting light. By...
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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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