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)


GOLD Reveals Unexpected Changes in Earth’s Nighttime Ionosphere
August 13, 2019

Earth’s Shining Upper Atmosphere From the Apollo Era to the Present
July 17, 2019

First Release of Data from GOLD
March 11, 2019


GOLD Captures its First Image of the Earth
September 17, 2018

GOLD Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space Weather
February 2, 2018

GOLD Powers on for the First Time
January 29, 2018

Contact Successfully Established With SES-14 Satellite Hosting GOLD
January 26, 2018

GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to Space
January 24, 2018

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