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2014 ESTO Annual Report

The 2014 ESTO Annual Report is now available: + Get the PDF


Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne campaign

The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne campaign is in the news again with this feature story on the HIRAD instrument. HIRAD includes an RFI detector subsystem developed in the Instrument Incubator Program.


NASA OpenNEX Challenges

Rama Nemani of the NASA Earth Exchange (and ESTO investigator) announces the NASA OpenNEX Challenges. Set to go live on July 1, these public challenges offer $60,000 in awards for innovative ways to use Earth science data.


The Maturation of Smallsats

ESTO's Charles Norton interviewed by Trajectory Magazine for this article on "The Maturation of Smallsats" (link no longer available).


ESTO-funded CO2 airborne Lidar instrument

ESTO-funded CO2 airborne Lidar instrument, which had its first flights in late March, featured in this Hampton Roads Daily Press article (link no longer available).


Doppler Aerosol Wind (DAWN) instrument

ESTO-funded Doppler Aerosol Wind (DAWN) instrument featured in this NASA news story (link no longer available).



RAVAN – a new cubesat technology demonstration project for Earth radiation measurements – featured in this news item from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (link no longer available).