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Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars: This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

NASA and US Air Force Reach Agreement on GPS-LRA Project

09.06.2013
An agreement between NASA and the US Air Force is now in place giving NASA the approval to move forward with the GPS Laser Retroreflector Array Project, supplying retros for the GPS-III satellites.

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

Space Geodesy Request for Information

08.30.2012
NASA is soliciting information to improve its understanding of the interest, capabilities, and Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for planning the construction, deployment, and operation of the next generation Space Geodesy (SG) stations that will be part of the upcoming NASA’s Space Geodetic Network (SGN).

NASA | Space Geodesy Profiles: Jan McGarry

08.17.2012
Mathematician Jan McGarry discusses the science and history of Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), her role in developing the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging system, and her career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Overview

The Space Geodesy Project Office manages the operations and development of NASA¹s Space Geodetic Network that is comprised of the four major space geodetic observing systems: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning by Integrated Satellite (DORIS) system. The Space Geodesy Project (SGP) is a collaborative effort between Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA¹s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and university and other partners. The primary goals of the SGP are to deliver and maintain a high precision Terrestrial Reference Frame (TRF) and provide the data and analysis essential for fully realizing the measurement potential of the current and coming generation of Earth Observing spacecraft.

The SGP is currently developing a prototype next generation geodetic observing station at the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO) along with the associated analysis systems for the generation and maintenance of a high precision TRF. Concurrent with completion of the prototype development, the SGP will maintain the operations of the existing network and analysis infrastructure, and establish a programmatic structure to enable the transition from the prototype framework to the realization of the full network. Following prototype development, SGP plans to build, deploy and operate integrated, multi-technique next generation space geodetic observing systems and the analysis systems necessary to deliver TRF products.

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Dr. Stephen M Merkowitz
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