“JPL Space Garden: Space Data Visualization” by Green

  • ©William B. Green

  • ©William B. Green


Entry Number: 03


    JPL Space Garden: Space Data Visualization

Program Title:

    Electric Garden



Project Affiliation:

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL)


    The JPL Space Garden features systems in current use at JPL for processing and visualization of science data returned by instruments flown on various NASA spacecraft:

    1 The Science Analysis Graphics Environment (SAGE), a graphical interface used to control processing of imaging data returned by solar system exploration spacecraft, including the Galileo spacecraft currently returning data from Jupiter.

    2 Mission operations support software used by the Mars Pathfinder mission that landed on Mars on 4 July 1997, providing stereoscopic mission planning tools that support rover navigation on the Martian surface.

    3 Animated “fly-over” sequences produced from data of the Earth and other planets.

    4 VISTAS, an interactive tool for query/retrieval of earth observations data acquired by the TOVS sensor.

    5 A prototype of software for processing Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) data.

    6 Internet-accessible image database browsers and navigators that provide public access to space mission image archives.

    7 Other examples of processing operational data.


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