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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’s First Close Approach

September 19, 2016

Jupiter's north pole, http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21030
Jupiter’s north pole, http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21030

After its orbit insertion on July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its first close approach, or perijove, about Jupiter on August 27, passing only 2,600 miles above Jupiter’s atmosphere. The pass represents the first time all science instruments were on and recording data of the planet, including the magnetic fields instrument suite (MAG). Team ADNET staff are responsible for the creation and validation of MAG command sequences as well as the processing of engineering and science data once the telemetry hits the ground. Data from the MAG will be critical in the testing of models of Jupiter’s magnetosphere and its interaction with nearby moons. The image showing Jupiter’s north pole was taken by the JunoCam camera while still 120,000 miles away and is the first view of the pole from this angle since Pioneer 11’s flyby in 1974.

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.

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