2014 NASA spent studying Earth




2014 NASA has scheduled five research missions to study the Earth from space. This is the most intense program of experiments over the past decade.

Five runs missions, including two on the International Space Station, are part of the planned front work of researchers from NASA Earth Science for the new year. With the help of satellites and other spacecraft, scientists will try to find answers to the most important challenges, including climate change, sea level rise, reduced freshwater supplies and extreme weather conditions, reports the American news agency United Press International, citing an official statement by NASA.

NASA initiated the first scientific study on the Earth in 2014 will be the mission “Home Observatory for the measurement of global precipitation» (Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory), planned jointly with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA). Unprecedented international space project, whose main partners are the United States and Japan, is the observation of the rains and snowfalls on our planet, say researchers from NASA.

Apparatus for measuring the level of global precipitation collected Space Flight Center NASA Goddard in Greenbelt (Maryland), will be launched on February 27, from launch pad JAXA Tanegashima Space Center using the Japanese carrier rocket H-IIA.

Among other missions, NASA planned for 2014, “Orbital Carbon Observatory 2» (Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2) for the measurement of carbon dioxide and global mission “Research of soil moisture in the active and passive mode» (Soil Moisture Active Passive), in framework which will be drawn up maps of the distribution of soil moisture.

In addition to preparing for future missions to asteroids and Mars NASA efforts today are focused on the study of the Earth. Since five new missions planned for 2014 minutes, connected with the study of our planet, the new year will be the “Year of the Earth.” This will benefit people around the world – said the director of NASA Charles Bolden.

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