NASA GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to Space – NASA

On Jan. 25, NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD mission, launched from French Guiana. GOLD is an instrument launching on a commercial satellite to inspect, from geostationary orbit, the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth’s uppermost atmosphere. GOLD will seek to understand what drives change in this region where terrestrial weather in the lower atmosphere interacts with the tumult of solar activity from above and Earth’s magnetic field. Resulting data will improve forecasting models of space weather events that can impact life on Earth, as well as satellites and astronauts in space.

Related: EARTH OBSERVATION, NASA, EARTH, SPACE WEATHER


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