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Welcome to the Space and Earth Science Data Analysis (SESDA III) home page. SESDA III is the premier space and Earth science contract at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, held by ADNET Systems, Inc. ADNET, Wyle and Telophase form TEAM ADNET.

Approximately 300 scientists and engineers provide vital support to NASA under the SESDA III contract. Watch this site for exciting SESDA III news, events and job opportunities.

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Juno Successfully Orbiting Jupiter

July 5, 2016

Juno Arrives at Jupiter
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn on July 4th, 2016. Team ADNET / SESDA is proud to support this New Frontiers mission, which will help unlock the mysteries of Jupiter’s magnetosphere along with the role the planet played in the formation of the solar system. Our staff contributed to the design of Juno’s twin fluxgate magnetometers and will be supporting the analysis of their in-flight performance as well as maintaining the instrument ground data system software and performing critical uplink/downlink activities for the magnetic fields experiment.

Rare Mercury Transit Event Captured Live

May 13, 2016

Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein
Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein

On May 9th 2016, ADNET scientists and education staff working with over 600 scientists from around the country, the Goddard communications office, and the Goddard Amateur Astronomy Club supported the rare Transit of Mercury. They provided telescope viewing, media interviews, and a social media campaign called “Small Worlds Week.” ADNET web developers successfully live streamed the full transit to the Sun Earth Days/Small Worlds Week website from the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. They also coordinated with the JSOC data center at Stanford University to retrieve near-real time HD images and video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that complemented the ground-based observations. This composite image of Mercury’s journey across the sun was created with visible-light images from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager on SDO.

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