thermal engineering branch:projects

Thermal Engineering Branch Projects

The Thermal Engineering Branch personnel support many of Goddard's Flight Projects and Instruments, as well as numerous DDFs, SBIRS, and Flight Experiments. Several groups within the Thermal Engineering Branch are involved in R & D activities. Please refer to the individual group pages for further information on these projects.

Thermal Technology Development Flights

Other Missions Supported by the Thermal Engineering Branch

Other Missions Supported by the Thermal Engineering Branch

  • JWST (James Webb Space Telescope)
  • LandSat 7 (launched April 1999)
  • Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) which studied the effects on various materials of exposure to space.
  • Medium Explorer Missions (MIDEX)
    • Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE)
    • Low Energy Neutral Atom (LENA) imager on the IMAGE spacecraft
  • Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) on the Mars Global Surveyor
  • Magenetospheric Multi-scale
  • New Millennium Program, a NASA program to test new technologies on spacecraft
  • NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), where NPOESS stands for National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
  • Polar Operational Environmental Satellites
  • Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager RHESSI
  • Small Explorer Program (SMEX)
    • Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) (launched December 1998)
    • Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) (launched April 1998)
    • Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE) (launched February 1999)
  • SAC-C, part of the Global Environmental & Earth Science Information System (GENESIS) program
  • SPARTAN Project (208,400,401,251,402,ASCE) (SPARTANs were free-flying instruments launched and retrieved by the Space Shuttle. According to one source, the acronym stands for Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for AstroNomy
  • Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED)
  • Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS)
  • TopHat, a balloon payload for studying the cosmic microwave background
  • Triana
  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
  • UNEX
  • UltraViolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS) (a non-NASA link), an instrument on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
  • Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
  • X-Ray Detection System (XDS), an instrument on the Astro-E spacecraft

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