ESA

European Space Agency

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ETM+

Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus

EUMETSAT

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites


FOO

Flight of Opportunity

FUSE

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer


GEM

Graphite Epoxy Motor

GLAS

Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

GLI

Global Imager

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GPS

Global Positioning System

GPSOS

Global Positioning System Occultation Sensor

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GTO

Geo-Transfer Orbit


HAPS

Hydrazine Auxiliary Propulsion System

HIRDLS

High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder

HSB

Humidity Sounder for Brazil


ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ICESat

Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

IDIQ

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity

IELV

Intermediate-size Expendable Launch Vehicle

ILAS

Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer

IPO

Integrated Program Office


JGOFS

Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

JMR

Jason Microwave Imager

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Landsat

Land Remote Sensing Satellite

LEO

Low Earth Orbit

LIS

Lightning Imaging Sensor

LMLV-3

Lockheed Martin Launch Vehicle-3


Medlite

Medium-Light Expendable Launch Vehicle

MELV

Medium Expendable Launch Vehicle

MEPS

Medium-Energy Particle Spectrometer

METOP

Meteorological Operational Polar Orbiter

MIDEX

Mid-size Explorer

MISR

Multi-Angle Imaging Spectroradiometer

MLS

Microwave Limb Sounder

MLELV

Medium-Light Expendable Launch Vehicle (MedLite)

MODIS

Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer

MOPITT

Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere

MTF

Modulation Transfer Function

MTPE

Mission to Planet Earth


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NMP

New Millennium Program

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NSCAT

NASA Scatterometer

NWS

National Weather Service


ODUS

Ozone Dynamics Ultraviolet Spectrometer

OMPS

Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite



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