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NASA/JPL Grace FO
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NASA/JPL Grace FO

Creating a voice for a dual satellite space mission

NASA/JPL had just successfully launched a dual Satellite mission tracking the movement of water across Earth. Following this milestone, we were commissioned to help the NASA/JPL team create a 4.5m high screen installation relaying live data for JPL’s headquarters.

NASA needed to show the enormous amount of data generated by the GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment-Follow On) satellites, in a way that was neutrally presented and easily understood. This data set detects changes in Earth’s gravity field by monitoring the changes in distance between the two satellites as they orbit the planet.

Inspired by the simple yet distinctive type design of Jurriaan Schrofer whilst also referencing the form of the GRACE-FO satellites, we created bespoke design and typography to represent the mission’s voice – and tell a cohesive, emotive story built from complex data.