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SSAI Spotlight Derrick Wong

Meet Derrick Wong

May 02, 2022 SSAI Spotlight Series

This month, we’re spotlighting one of our rising Talent Acquisition stars, Derrick Wong. Since joining SSAI in August 2021, Derrick has quickly become an integral part of SSAI’s TA team. Read on to learn more!

NASA WB-57F high-altitude research aircraft.

Upper-troposphere, lower-stratosphere aerosol package successfully flight-tested for high-altitude airborne science

May 03, 2022 Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

NASA, SSAI, and the University of Denver have developed and flight-tested the instrument package Particles in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (PUTLS), which characterizes the microphysical properties atmospheric aerosol from the NASA high-altitude aircraft.

Cloudscape from NASA Earth Observatory Website

Sharing a love of our planet with support for NASA Earth Observatory

May 05, 2022 Education and Outreach, Employee Spotlights

SSAI has a long history of supporting NASA’s Earth Observatory website, and watching it grow from its humble beginnings over 20 years ago to the essential Earth science data resource it is today. We asked one of our Science Writers to share with us what it means to be part of this important project.

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

April 22, 2022 Education and Outreach

SSAIers have been busy helping to plan and lead events in celebration of Earth Day 2022.

Ciara Smith - SSAI Spotlight

Meet Ciara Smith

April 01, 2022 SSAI Spotlight Series

We’re kicking off our Anniversary month with a new monthly series - “SSAI Spotlights”. Our goal is to shine a light on the unique and wonderful people that make up SSAI and who have worked together to help SSAI grow over the past 45 years. First up is Ciara Smith, the Command and Telemetry Database Lead for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) mission.

AERONET Instrument atop UCR Gas Lab

Expanding the AERONET network, one instrument at a time

April 07, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Instrument Engineering

SSAI’s David Giles (from NASA’s AERONET program out of Goddard Space Flight Center) recently visited the San Jose campus of the University of Costa Rica and trained members of the Ticosonde project to align and maintain their new AERONET instrument on the roof of the university’s Gas Lab.