Earth and Space Science A-Z

Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder

Our Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is currently performing successfully on the Soumi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 spacecraft, now known officially as NOAA-20.

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Aerospace Products

Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products organization offers a broad set of mature, proven and affordable products, services and capabilities for new and existing customers in the government, civil and commercial markets.

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Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Over the past 20 years, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has made extraordinary discoveries to further our curiosity about the universe.

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Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES)

NASA's Northrop Grumman-built Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument measures emitted and reflected radiative energy from the surface of the Earth and the atmosphere.

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Dawn Spacecraft

Dawn is a planetary science mission funded by NASA’s Discovery Program who partnered with Northrop Grumman for the mission to advance understanding of the origin and evolution of the solar system by studying the protoplanet, Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Earth Observing System – Aqua

The Aqua Earth Observing System satellite is helping us better understand the causes and effects of global change.

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Earth Observing System – Aura

An Earth Observing System satellite - EOS Aura - hosts a suite of scientific instruments designed to make the most comprehensive measurements ever undertaken of trace gases in the environment that surrounds earth.

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Hyperspectral Airborne Terrestrial Imager (HATI)

With Northrop Grumman's latest hyperspectral instrument, the Hyperspectral Airborne Terrestrial Imager (HATI), high resolution images of the full solar spectrum reflected from any environmental scene can be captured.

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Hyperspectral Imaging

Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art Hyperspectral Imaging Systems operate across up to 220 wavelengths to paint precise portraits of this hidden world.

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Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)

Northrop Grumman is NASA's partner to build the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2, -3 and -4, a series of polar-orbiting environmental satellites.

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Landsat 9

Landsat 9 is a joint mission formulated, implemented, and operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Geological Survey.

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Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite

NASA's next mission to the moon won't involve astronauts or merely orbit its surface. Prior to a human return to the moon, a mission is underway to build a satellite that will impact one of the moon's polar regions to search for water ice beneath its permanently-shadowed craters.

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Science and Environment Satellites

Science and Environment Satellites Northrop Grumman is one of the industry's leading providers of science and environment satellites used to conduct astrophysics, Earth science/remote sensing, heliophysics, planetary exploration and technology demonstration missions. Our extensive and flight-proven line of small- and medium-class spacecraft platforms allows customers to select the right solution…

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SIM Lite

A revolutionary spacecraft housing a high-precision optical interferometer will give astronomers the ability to precisely map the location and motion of stellar objects, and search for signs of earth-sized planets around stars close to the sun.

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Starshade

The Starshade, in development by Northrop Grumman, is a mission using a screen shaped like a set of flower petals, that would fly thousands of miles in front of a space telescope and eclipse different stars as needed to study planetary systems around the closest stars

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Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP)

The Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP) air vehicle (AV) is an aeroshell-less hypersonic entry vehicle that transitions to a semi-buoyant, maneuverable, solar-powered air vehicle for flight in Venus' atmosphere.

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