NASA confirms the Earth Science discovery continues to grow. This is because the number of instruments for the research is increasing.

NASA reported on their website that there are two new instruments from their organization are scheduled to be shipped to the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The instruments are scheduled on February 18 to support the study of Earth Science. The instruments to be slated to the International Space Station are SAGE III and LIS.

Strategic Aerosol and gas Experiment instrument of SAGE III is an instrument for Earth Science discovery to measure the condition of the ozone layer. While, the Lightning Imaging Sensor or LIS will take records of the time, energy output and location of lightning events day and night. Both the two instruments will play a great part in the discovery of the home planet.

According to, since September 2014, an instrument called Rapid Scatterometer or RapidScat was already brought to the station. The instrument is designed for data collection on wind, ocean, direction and speed. It's the most reliable instrument to get data and track marine weather. Likewise, RapidScat is used by the US Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Another instrument which was brought a year after is the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System or CATS. The instrument is opted on a three-year mission to measure aerosols which come from around the globe. It's a laser instrument for providing data for air quality studies.

Next in line is the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor or TSIS -1 to measure the total solar irradiance on top of the Earth's atmosphere. Also, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 or OCO-3 instrument will be sent to monitor how much carbon dioxide rounds the Earth. Other instruments are the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation or GEDI and ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment or ECOSTRESS.

The support of NASA for the Earth Science discovery is never ending. Soon, the organization will be sending more instruments to the International Space Station to further support the project.