Led By UCF Scientist Richard Eastes, NASA Mission One Step Closer To Launching

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scheduled to launch in late 2017 from KSC

A NASA instrument that will study the upper atmosphere and the impact of space weather on Earth is a step closer on its journey into space. (UCF image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A NASA instrument that will study the upper atmosphere and the impact of space weather on Earth is a step closer on its journey into space.

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, led by University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist Richard Eastes, is scheduled to launch in late 2017 from Florida.

Earlier this month the instrument, built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., was shipped to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, for integration on the SES-14 communications satellite, on which it will be launched into space.

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