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EOS follow-on missions (near-term)
Author(s): Francesco Bordi; Steven P. Neeck; Christopher J. Scolese; Raynor L. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Next June NASA will launch the EOS AM-1 mission, followed in July by the Landsat 7 mission. Since some of the scientific objectives require long-term observation, beyond the six-year lifetime of Landsat 7 and EOS AM-1, NASA has started initial planning of near-term EOS follow-on missions. To guide the planning of these missions, five science themes have been identified: land cover and land use change; seasonal to interannual climate prediction; natural hazards; long-term climate variability; and atmospheric ozone. Planning for near- term follow-on missions focuses on acquiring data within the land cover and land use change theme, providing broad continuity with EOS AM-1 and Landsat 7, but not mechanically replicating the measurements taken by those missions. Strawman measurements for the EOS follow-on missions include radiation budget; polarization; bi-directional reflectance distribution function; global land and atmosphere imaging; global ocean imaging; and high resolution imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298076
Show Author Affiliations
Francesco Bordi, Computer Sciences Corp. (United States)
Steven P. Neeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Christopher J. Scolese, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raynor L. Taylor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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