Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program Activities

The Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program identifies, evaluates, and acquires data from commercial sources that support NASA's Earth science research and application goals. As the program moves into its sustaining phase, the program is reaching out to the NASA scientific community via science meetings, workshops, and conference presentations enabling the sustained use of the purchased data for broader use and dissemination.

CSDA presents conference sessions and Lunch and Learn seminars to provide more detail about the program and hosted a series of vendor Lunch and Learn seminars to introduce vendors, provide specifications on the instruments they are deploying, describe how data are processed, and outline how scientists can access and use the data.

In addition to presenting and hosting seminars, the program is highlighting the publications of NASA-funded researchers who are using the data.

Meetings, Conferences, and Lunch and Learn Presentations

Staff from NASA's Earth Science Data System (ESDS) Program and CSDA frequently present sessions and workshops at major science meetings and conferences and host Lunch and Learn seminars presented by the selected commercial small satellite vendors. As sessions and seminars are completed, we will post them to this page.

Meeting and Conferences

CSDA Town Hall (PDF), AGU 2019, Kevin Murphy, December 10, 2019.

CSDA Side Panel Discussion (PDF), AMS 2020, Kevin Murphy, January 13, 2020.

Commercial Smallsat Data: Research and Applications in Earth Science (PDF), AGU Fall Meeting, David Roy, Zhen Zeng, Michael Murphy, Hyeyeon Chang, et al., December 11, 2020.

Commercial Small Satellite Data Discovery and Access to Support Scientific Research (PDF), AMS 2021, Aaron Kaulfus, Dr. Manil Maskey, Brian Freitag, Alfreda Hall, et al., January 13th, 2021.

CSDA Program Overview (PDF), AMS 2021 Townhall, Kevin Murphy, January 15, 2021.

Lunch and Learn

CSDA Lunch and Learn (PDF), NASA HQ, Alfreda Hall, Dr. Manil Maskey, Dr. Will McCarty, and Dr. Compton Tucker, March 2020.

Introduction to DESIS Imagery (PDF), NASA HQ, Amanda O’Conner and Yvonne Ivey, April 9, 2020.

Introduction to the Planet Constellation of Satellites and Imagery Data (PDF), NASA HQ, Dr. Tanya Harris, May 7, 2020.

Introduction to TCloud and DESIS Data (PDF), NASA HQ, Yvonne Ivey, Kara Burch, and Heath Lester, May 21, 2020.

Spire Earth Observations for NASA's CSDA (PDF), webinar, Dallas Masters, Steve Moran, Vladimir Irisov, et al., July 22, 2020.

Introduction to TCloud and DESIS Data (PDF), NASA HQ, Jack Ickes, Yvonne Ivey, Kara Burch, and Heath Lester, March 4, 2021. A recording of the TCLOUD and DESIS Data presentation is also available.

Spire’s Earth Observations - NASA Lunch and Learn (PDF), webinar, Tim Galginaitis and Dallas Masters, August 25, 2021.

For questions concerning how to access commercial data, please contact the CSDA Data Management team.

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