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11/19/2012

Landsat System


Potential for earth/land resource satellite system





Landsat System - History

hand-held photography from manned space flights
meteorological satellites

Landsat Program


longest running program to collect multispectral image data
from space for earth resource applications

Landsat – Launch Vehicle


Launch vehicle





Launch vehicles have included thor-Delta and Titan rockets
Launched from Western Test Range at Vandenberg Air Force
Base near Lompoc, CA
Only payload when launched

Landsat – Satellite




Weight ~ 5000 lb (1 kilogram is equal to 2.2 lb)
Length ~ 14 ft
Width ~ 9 ft

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