The ASTER Project consists of two parts, each having a Japanese and a U.S.
component. Mission operations are split between Japan Space Systems
(J-spacesystems) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in
the U.S. J-spacesystems oversees monitoring instrument performance and health,
developing the daily schedule command sequence, processing Level 0 data to Level
1, and providing higher level data processing, archiving, and distribution. The JPL
ASTER project provides scheduling support for U.S. investigators, calibration and
validation of the instrument and data products, coordinating the U.S. Science
Team, and maintaining the science algorithms. The joint Japan/U.S. ASTER Science
Team has about 40 scientists and researchers. The "Team" link at the left leads to
an organizational chart for the U.S. effort. Information about Japan Science Team
members may be found on the
ASTER Science Project web page at J-spacesystems.