Earth Observing-3


Earth Observing-3
Earth Observing 3 (EO-3).jpg
OperatorNASA / Langley Research Center
Spacecraft properties
BusTRW T-310
Office of Naval Research
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Launch mass1,805 kilograms (3,979 lb)
Power320 watts
Start of mission
Launch dateCancelled
Planned for 2005-06
RocketDelta II
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-17

Earth Observing 3 (EO3) GIFTS-IOMI is a proposed NASA New Millennium Program joint mission with the US Navy's Office of Naval Research. GIFTS-IOMI or Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer — Indian Ocean METOC Imager was the instrument selected by NASA to perform as EO3's latest weather observing instrument. The EO3 project ended with the cancellation of NMP in 2008.


  • "Earth Observer 3 - GIFTS". NASA / JPL. 19 November 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  • "NASA's Earth Observing Technology Satellite Proves a Success" (Press release). Goddard Space Flight Center. 24 June 2002. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

External links

  • Earth Observing-3 at the NASA