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11/19/2012

Landsat – Orbit




Sun synchronous, near polar
~ 705 km altitude
9:42 am equator crossing

Landsat – Orbit (cont)




Landsat – Orbit (cont)

Each orbit ~ 99 minutes
14 orbits per day
Repeat coverage – every 16 days

Landsat Worldwide Reference System



Location over earth catalogued by WRS path/row
Each scene covers 185 km (wide) by 170 km (long)

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