October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018

Korkin Receives ESD Atmospheres Annual Award

On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Earth Sciences Division - Atmospheres (Code 610AT) Awards Ceremony was held at NASA Goddard. Dr. Sergey Korkin was recognized as part of the MAIAC team. He received a plaque from NASA Goddard, and Dr. Ludovic Brucker (USRA) presented a certificate.

Sergey Korkin (GESTAR/USRA) received the 610 AT “Noteworthy Contribution Group Award”: “For the development of code MAIAC and the release of MODIS Collection 6 operational data product MCD19.”

GESTAR congratulates him on this award!


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been in operation for 50 years -- chartered on May 1, 1959. The Goddard Space Flight Center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. During the past 50-years, Goddard has been at the forefront in exploration, in technological achievement, in space science, and in studying the Earth as a system.


GESTAR conducts research collaboratively, mainly within NASA GSFC's Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond.


Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.