NASA’s Earth Observations from the Private Sector Small Constellation Satellite Data Product Pilot Project

Monday, 13 January 2020: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
153A (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Host: Side Panels
Alfreda A. Hall, NASA/GSFC, JPSS DPE Systems Engineering Group, Greenbelt, MD

In the fall of 2018, NASA initiated a year-long program to evaluate how observations derived from Earth-orbiting, small-satellite constellations could augment observations from the agency’s fleet of orbiting Earth science missions. NASA awarded contracts to three companies (Planet, DigitalGlobe, and Spire) that met criteria within a public Request for Information (RFI), including: non-geostationary orbits; consistent, global coverage; and satellites designed and operated by non-governmental entities. These datasets are now being evaluated by existing NASA-funded researchers to help determine their utility for advancing NASA’s science and applications development goals. In the fall of 2019, NASA plans to issue another public RFI to continue its observation evaluations with the on-ramping of additional qualified vendors.  At this town hall, the NASA Earth Science Division will provide a status update on the pilot activity, answer questions about data access, on-ramps for other constellation owners, and answer questions from the community.

12:15 PM
Sandra Cauffman
Sandra Alba Cauffman, Acting Earth Science Division Director, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, Washington, DC

12:30 PM
Paula Bontempi
Paula Bontempi, NASA, Washington, DC

12:45 PM
Jack Kaye
Jack Kaye, NASA, Washington, DC

1:00 PM
Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy, NASA, Washington, DC

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