Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various satellites operated by U.S. government organizations, used to gather data for constructing images of the Earth's surface.

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  • n. Any of several satellites used to gather data about the Earth's surface resources

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

land + sat(ellite).

Examples

  • James Fletcher, NASA's Administrator during the early days of the LANDSAT missions once predicted, "If one space age development would save the world it would be Landsat and its successor satellites."

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  • James Fletcher, NASA's Administrator during the early days of the LANDSAT missions once predicted, "If one space age development would save the world it would be Landsat and its successor satellites." comments@loe. org, or call our listener line (1-800-218-9988).

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  • Dr. Hall has been instrumental in the advancement of terrestrial remote sensing since the inception of the Earth Resources Technology Satellite in 1972, now known as the Landsat program.

    USGS Newsroom

  • A NASA satellite, called Landsat 7, captured this photo-like image of Carrizozo Malpais on May 18, 2003 using its Earth-observing instrument, the enhanced Thematic Mapper.

    Livescience.com

  • The affected regions are so large that NASA satellites, such as Landsat, can even detect areas of beetle-killed forest from space.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Professor Strahler started off creating maps based on Landsat data before moving on to work with NASA's Terra and Aqua environmental satellites.

    Zoe P. Strassfield: Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

  • "At National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), funding that will to put more scientists to work doing climate change research, including Earth science research recommended by the National Academies, satellite sensors that measure solar radiation critical to understanding climate change, and a thermal infrared sensor to the Landsat Continuing Mapper necessary for water management, particularly in the western states."

    NASA Watch: January 2009 Archives

  • The jointly operated sensors that would capture the 'best' images Landsat (ok jointly run with USGS) and ICESat are limping along.

    Is SMD Paying Attention to White House Priorities? - NASA Watch

  • The net result is a failure to provide Landsat data continuity, an embarrassing state of affairs.

    SMD Continues to Have Cost Overrun Problems - NASA Watch

  • At National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), funding that will to put more scientists to work doing climate change research, including Earth science research recommended by the National Academies, satellite sensors that measure solar radiation critical to understanding climate change, and a thermal infrared sensor to the Landsat Continuing Mapper necessary for water management, particularly in the western states.

    Stimulus Money For NASA Approved By House - NASA Watch

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