The Image Science and Analysis Group (IS&AG) performs engineering image analysis for the International Space Station, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, various Commercial Space efforts and other NASA programs.
The group exists not only for government spaceflight imagery integration needs, but also to provide imagery expertise as a collaborative effort with private industry. Our team includes and has access to a vast pool of experience and capability with integration, imagery assets, imagery data management, and photogrammetric analysis that can be applied to a wide variety of scenarios and assessment challenges.
IS&AG was established after the investigation of the STS-51L Challenger accident, and its continued existence fulfills one of the lessons learned from the accident investigation. Since that time, our experience and capabilities in the area of image analysis have grown dramatically. Unfortunately, the group came full circle with the STS-107 Columbia accident investigation when these skills were called upon once again. The heroes of STS-51L and STS-107 will always be remembered as the group focuses on Return-to-Flight efforts.