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11/2019 The airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance Instrument (air-LUSI), which is having its first flights aboard NASA's ER-2 aircraft, is featured in this article at New Moon-Seeking Sensor Aims to Improve Earth Observations
10/2019 HARP CubeSat is featured in this NASA article: Tiny NASA Satellite Will Soon See ‘Rainbows’ In Clouds
09/2019 A coordinated dance in outer space: New NASA-funded technology will help guide future Earth observing missions
09/2019 TEMPEST-D CubeSat featured in this NASA article: NASA's Multiple Views of Hurricane Dorian from Space
08/2019 In DeepRacer Challenge, Algorithms Provide Path Across the 'Moon'
07/2019 NASA project helps water managers in a warming world – An ESTO-funded project at NCAR is creating and sharing software, maps and datasets to localize global projections of climate change for local water management
06/2019 Looking For Freshwater In All the Snowy PlacesA mission planning tool for next generation snow measurements
04/2019 Illuminating Gases in The Sky: NASA Technology Pinpoints Potent Greenhouse Gases
03/2019 ESTO's JAWS project is making weather data in the polar regions more accessible: Decoding Extreme Weather at the Poles
09/2018 In its first days of operation, the TEMPEST-D CubeSat captures Hurricane Florence: New Small Satellite Peers Inside Hurricane Florence
05/2018 The IceCube CubeSat, which marked one year on orbit in May, is featured in this NASA article and a new animation
09/2017 RAVAN CubeSat has Front Row Seat to Solar Eclipse
08/2017 RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy
05/2017 IceCube CubeSat deployed from the International Space Station on 5/16/17, communication established. Congratulations to the IceCube project team.
03/2017 The RAVAN CubeSat, launched in November 2016, captures its first measurements of Earth's outgoing energy
11/2016 Wondering what the future might hold for Earth science? Check out this new video: NASA Earth Science – A Vision for the Future
02/2015 GRIFEX CubeSat successfully launched as an auxiliary payload to the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive mission.
11/2014 New NASA airborne campaigns selected under the 2014 Earth Venture Suborbital solicitation have significant ESTO heritage
09/2014 HAMMR, a new microwave radiometer for humidity measurements, completes its first engineering flights
08/2014 New Climate-studying Imager Makes Successful Balloon Flight
08/2014 GPS sensor web project demonstrates early warning potential for a variety of natural hazards
07/2014 The ASCENDS CarbonHawk Experiment Simulator (ACES) – a new high-altitude CO2 column instrument – completes successful engineering test flights.
06/2014 First Flights for EcoSAR, a New Instrument to Study Carbon-Rich Ecosystems
03/2014 COVE – the CubeSat On-Board processing Validation Experiment – successfully performs initial demonstrations in space, commences long-term technology validation
02/2013 Soil Moisture Sensor Web Provides a Peek at the Drought in California
12/2013 Two CubeSat Technology Demonstrations Launch in December
10/2013 New Climate-studying Imager Makes First Balloon Flight
10/2013 Deployable mast design chosen for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission
09/2013 ESTO-funded GEO-TASO instrument joins NASA's DISCOVER-AQ airborne campaign to study air quality over Texas.
08/2013 The AirSWOT instrument had its first flights earlier this year on board NASA's King Air aircraft.
05/2013 Tech Infusion Snapshot: Early Investments Enable HS3
04/2013 Extreme Storm and Flooding Forecasts Improved by Sensor Network
03/2013 New, open source software - the InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE) - to aid in disaster research and time-series imaging
12/2012 TEMPO, the Recently-Selected Earth Venture Instrument for Daytime Pollution Monitoring, Enabled by Key Early Technology Investments
11/2012 Airborne Instrument Collects Aerosol Data While Aiding New NASA System
10/2012 New Interferometer (GLISTIN-A) to Aid In Airborne Ice Topography Measurements
08/2012 Improving Land Surface and Weather Predictions using Optimization and Uncertainty Estimation Tools
07/2012 Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES) Successfully Completes First Test Flights.
07/2012 Toward a Lidar Instrument for O2 Remote Sensing
06/2012 Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM) Makes its First Airborne Flight
05/2012 Next Generation AVIRIS Instrument Completes Successful First Flight
03/2012 Laser System on GRACE Follow-On to Measure Earth’s Gravity as Never Before
02/2012 Doppler Wind Lidar Maps Potential Wind Farm Sites
12/2011 The M-Cubed CubeSat, containing the Cubesat On-board processing Validation Experiment (COVE), was successfully launched as an auxiliary payload of the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite.
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09/2011 Emerging Lidar Technique Shows Promise for Simplified Wind Measurements
08/2011 QuakeSim computer model provides estimate of permanent ground motions from the 8/23/11 magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia.
03/2011 HAMSR, an airborne radiometer developed with ESTO funding to measure temperature, humidity and cloud structure, is participating in a field campaign to measure atmospheric ‘rivers’ of water vapor across the Pacific Ocean.
10/2010 10 Years of ESTO Technology Investments are Enabling the CLARREO Mission
07/2010 Several ESTO Technologies To Support the 2010 GRIP Campaign
02/2010 SensorWeb 3G Project is Generating Buzz and Benefiting Society.
10/2009 Memory module for Earth science applications to support the ChemCam instrument onboard the Mars Science Laboratory rover.
08/2009 A new flash LIDAR technology shows promise for vegetation canopy science measurements.
08/2009 ESTO-funded Sensor Web Technology Goes Inside a Volcano, Monitors Activity
06/2009 An innovative, ESTO-funded microwave detector has made the first direct measurements of lightning on Mars.
04/2009 A Sensor Web Responds, and a New NASA Technology is Tested, After Crash of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
02/2009 Two NASA Earth Science Technology Projects team up to participate in the 2008 Great Southern California ShakeOut
05/2008 Autonomous 'SnoMote' Ice Rovers to be Tested in Alaska as Part of an ESTO Sensor Web Project.
04/2008 LITHOGRAPH: First Image from the UAVSAR Demonstration Flights over Mount St. Helens (4.6MB, PDF)
03/2008 Instrument Prototype Demonstrates Capacity for Improved Cloud Characterization in Recent Test Flights
01/2008 Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar (RASL) Demonstrates New Measurement Capability
10/2007 GISMO Interferometric Radar Achieves Several ‘Firsts’ in Greenland Airborne Demo.
04/2007 Operational Dynamic Re-tasking System Clears the View for EOS Observations and Paves the Way for Sensor Web Architectures.
02/2007 One million pixel infrared detector can see a broad range of wavelengths.
09/2006 Carbon Cycle Modelling System Receives Interest, Infusion Opportunities
07/2006 ESTO-funded sensor web project (SEAMONSTER: A Smart Sensor Web in Southeast Alaska) featured in Space News
03/2006 Advanced Virtual Mission Operations Center Technology Considered for Critical Role in Disaster Relief Operations
11/2005 Thulium Fiber Laser Spins-Off to Support Medical Applications
06/2005 FIRST Instrument Successfully Test Flown
04/2005 Advanced Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer Enjoys Successful Test Flights
03/2005 Simple, Interactive Simulations Make Complex NASA Computational Applications Understandable
05/2004 ESTO Technology to Fly on Air Force XSS-11
03/2004 ESTO-Funded Technology to Aid in Shuttle's Return-to-Flight.
Poster Archive
09/2006 RTIMS: a Radiation Tolerant Intelligent Memory Stack
03/2006 Coupling High-Resolution Earth System Models
10/2005 Shape Memory Composite Materials for Lightweight, Deployable Optics
8/2005 QuakeSim
6/2005 WINDEX: a GPS Reflection System for Ocean Surface Winds
11/2004 Laser Risk Reduction Program
9/2004 UAVSAR for Repeat Pass Deformation Measurements
7/2004 Aqua Model-Based Advisor
5/2004 Flexible Transmit / Receive Membrane for Large Aperture Scanning Antennas
3/2004 Deployable Optics Modeling Experiments (DOME) Latch
1/2004 Quantum Gravity Gradiometer for Sub-Surface Mapping