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The Land Satellite (Landsat) System Earth Observation Satellite Company (EOSAT's) Plans For Landsat-6 And Beyond
Author(s): Jack Engel
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes EOSAT's (The Earth Observation Satellite Company), plans for operating the Landsat System in the Landsat-6,7 era, (1985 to 1995). The paper will provide background information relative to EOSAT, and an overview of the planned configurations of both the space segment (Spacecraft and Enhanced Thematic Mapper), and the ground segment (Space-craft Operations Center, Data Capture Site, EOSAT Processing Center) for Landsats 6 and 7. The planned enhancements to the Landsat-6/7 Thematic Mappers will be described in some detail including the implementation of a Panchromatic Band of detectors providing 15m spatial resolution on both ETM sensors, and the possible inclusion on the Landsat-7 ETM of as many as five bands of thermal detectors with 120/60 meter spatial resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0660, Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938584
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Jack Engel, Santa Barbara Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0660:
Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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