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Gold Project Awarded $55 Million Grant Making UCF The First University in Florida to Lead a NASA Satellite Mission

Dr. Richard Eastes, a Researcher here at FSI, is the Principal Investigator for the GOLD project which was recently awarded a $55 million grant from NASA. This grant will make UCF the first university in Florida to lead a satellite mission for NASA.

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will help scientists better understand weather in space and how it impacts the use of satellites for communications and navigation services such as satellite television and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation.

Click the links below to read more.

NASA Press Release: NASA Selects Explorer Projects To Probe Earth’s Upper Atmosphere …read more

UCF Today: $55 Million Grant Makes UCF, Florida History …read more

Orlando Sentinal: “UCF has been awarded a $55 million grant from NASA to build and launch an instrument into space to capture “unprecedented” images of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, the university announced late Friday.” …read more

Orlando Fox News: Interview – http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/21967707/ucf-becomes-first-state-university-to-lead-nasa-mission

Article in CAWSES (Climate and Weather for Sun-Earth System– II) Newsletter, Volume 12, July 2013: http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/1/16/TG4_newsletter_issue12.pdf