Jeff Pedelty, a research scientist representing NASA during the LDCM Operational Land Imager (OLI) build has been selected for NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal. The OLI instrument is being built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado. Pedelty, a NASA civil servant at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has temporarily relocated to Colorado to serve as the on-site NASA representative while OLI is being built.
The prestigious NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal is awarded to employees who have enabled a substantial improvement or accomplishment that aids NASA’s mission. To win the award, high-quality results, innovative approaches, and substantial improvements to a project must have been achieved.
Pedelty’s valuable contributions during the build phase of Landsat’s next generation imaging radiometer have been recognized with the receipt of this award.
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I use Landsat data alongside other satellite and field data to map where and when crops like wheat are growing, to analyze different management practices including when crops are planted and harvested, to assess crop health and to forecast end of season yields.