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International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee.

International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite

hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, September 28, 1983.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Landsat satellites.,
    • National security -- United States.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G6676 1983j
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 147 p. :
      Number of Pages147
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3000044M
      LC Control Number84602540

      Landsat 1 (LS-1), formerly named ERTS-A and ERTS-1, was the first satellite of the United States' Landsat was a modified version of the Nimbus 4 meteorological satellite and was launched on J , by a Delta rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.. The near-polar orbiting spacecraft served as a stabilized, Earth-oriented platform for obtaining information on Operator: NASA.   The changing face of our planet has been documented in stunning detail over the last 40 years by the longest-running Earth-observing satellite program, called Landsat.

      The Landsat program has served longer than any other Earth-observing satellite system. For that reason, Landsat provides the bedrock dataset for land cover mapping and land cover change analysis for most of the maps in this book. Landsat is detailed enough at m resolution to map and measure many types of landscape changes, for example the. Subsequently in , he proposed that a satellite in a polar (N-S) orbit could allow humans to systematically view the whole planet, as the Earth rotated beneath the satellite (Lauer et al. ). The first photographs taken by astronauts and early satellite images began to change our concept of the Earth in the s, and remote sensing of.

        The first Landsat, originally named Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1, was launched in Landsat 7, launched in , is the only operational member of the fleet and technical problems. On the ground, Landsat 7 was the first Landsat mission to incorporate a data-trending image assessment system into the operational ground system. - During its ascent into orbit, Landsat 7 collected data as it flew under Landsat 5. This enabled the cross-calibration of Landsats 5 and 7, and in Landsat 8 underflew Landsat 7 for the same purpose.


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International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, Septem [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations.

Legislation and National Security Subcommittee.]. Get this from a library. International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives ; Ninety-eighth Congress, first session ; Septem [United States.

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Source: Ray A. Byrnes, USGS May 8, • Since the launch of the first Landsat satellite 40 years ago, International Cooperators (ICs) have formed a key strategic alliance with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to not only engage in Landsat data downlink services but also to enable a foundation for scientific and technical map below shows the locations of all ground.

The Landsat program is the longest-running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of is a joint NASA/USGS program.

On J the Earth Resources Technology Satellite was launched. This was eventually renamed to Landsat. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on Febru The instruments on the Landsat satellites have acquired millions of images.

The Landsat program was launched forty years ago in with the Launch of Landsat Currently Landsat-5 and Landsat-7 are still in orbit. The USGS recently stopped acquiring images from Landsat-5 due to electronic component failure.

Landsat-5 was launched in as a three year mission but had been producing imagery for over 27 years. Landsat News • 40 Years After Mount St. Helens’ Eruption, 40 Years of Forest Recovery Landsat data (since ) is helping scientists Sean Healey and Zhiqiang Yang of the Rocky Mountain Research Station (U.S.

Forest Service) study the long-term impact of theeruption of Mount St. Helens. Satellite Acquisitions. The Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 satellites both orbit the Earth. at an altitude of kilometers ( miles) in a kilometer (mile) swath, moving from north to south over the sunlit side of the Earth in a sun synchronous orbit.

Each satellite makes a complete orbit every 99 minutes, completes about 14 full orbits. Inthe then-director of the U.S. Geological Survey proposed a long-term satellite mission to improve the data.

On a website about Landsat's history, NASA wrote that the proposal carried much. The Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of kilometers ( miles) in a kilometer (mile) swath, moving from north to south over the sunlit side of the Earth in a sun synchronous orbit, following the World Reference System (WRS-2).

Each satellite makes a complete orbit every 99 minutes, completes about Landsat, byname of Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), any of a series of unmanned U.S.

scientific first three Landsat satellites were launched in, and These satellites were primarily designed to collect information about the Earth’s natural resources, including the location of mineral deposits and the condition of forests and farming regions. Landsat 5 was launched in and holds the world record for being the longest-serving Earth-observing satellite in operation, serving for more than 29 years, until Landsat 5 was utilized for longer than expected because Landsat 6 was unable to attain orbit following the launch in Author: Matt Rosenberg.

The team’s primary responsibility is to conduct Landsat-based scientific research and engineering studies, develop useful data products and applications and share the results of its work with the USGS, NASA and others.

Members will serve a five-year term from to Landsat. likes talking about this. The Landsat program offers the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface as observed from space. Ever/5(24). The satellite might not live as long as its predecessor, which NASA engineers have put forward as a candidate to Guinness World Records, but Irons believes that Landsat 8 will make its own by: 6.

William Pecora –USGS –Proposed idea of a remote sensing satellite program to gather facts about the natural resources of our planet. Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) 79 meter Return Beam Vidicon (RBV) 80/40 meter Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) 79 meter Thematic Mapper (TM) 30 meter Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper PlusFile Size: 7MB.

Users, Uses, and Value of Landsat Satellite Imagery— Results from the Survey of Users. By Holly M. Miller, Leslie Richardson, Stephen R. Koontz, John Loomis, and Lynne Koontz.

Open-File Report – U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological SurveyCited by: 7. The legislation returned operation of the program to the government and authorized the launch of Landsat 7, a satellite that would be entirely government owned and operated.

The U.S. Geological Survey was charged with distributing the data at government (nonprofit) rates. Today, the USGS distributes Landsat data over the Internet for free Author: Joel N.

Shurkin. The year archive of the Landsat satellite program is the most extensive, longest-running record of Earth observations from space. This incredibly valuable resource has yielded important.

International implications of proposed sale of Landsat satellite [microform]: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, Septem Landsat 8 took this image on U.S.

Geological Survey The Landsat program involves a series of satellites that each take tens of thousands of pictures of Earth over their lifetime. Satellite images produced by the LANDSAT 8 satellite sensor. Satellite Imaging Corporation specializes in high quality satellite imagery products.The most recent Landsat satellite—Landsat-8—benefits from the in-clusion of modern technology in sensor and satellite components (Irons, Dwyer, & Barsi, ).

Onboard recording capacity and X-band downlink and receiving capacity are suf ficiently high that nearly all ter-restrial collection opportunities are made.

By comparison, Landsats File Size: 4MB.The Landsat satellite provides visible and NIR/shortwave infrared (NIR/SWIR, hereafter simply called NIR) data 1 with a resolution of about 27 m.

2 The Landsat coverage is limited both spatially and temporally. The images cover a relatively narrow swath, and the visible and NIR wavelengths require mostly clear skies.