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Earth Observation/Remote Sensing Satellites

Earth Observation/Remote Sensing Satellites

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Learning about the Earth, its climate, and the impacts of human activities upon it continued to drive launches of Earth observation and remote sensing satellites in 2015. Earth observation/remote sensing satellites accounted for ##% of all spacecraft launched or deployed during 2015. One country’s 2015 activities, those of the United States, accounted for ##% of the ## Earth observation/remote sensing satellites launched or deployed into the Earth’s orbit.


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Year: 2014
While communications satellites retransmit artificial signals from one part of the Earth to another, and PNT satellites simply transmit precise artificial signals to terrestrial receivers, remote sensing satellites collect naturally generated signals from the Earth’s surface, convert them to...
Year: 2013
While communications satellites retransmit artificial signals from one part of the Earth to another, and PNT satellites simply transmit precise artificial signals to terrestrial receivers, remote sensing satellites collect naturally generated signals from the Earth’s surface, convert them to...
Year: 2012
Satellites can also carry advanced payloads that can observe, measure, and produce valuable scientific data regarding land, sea, and air. Such satellites can provide detailed images of the Earth and collect a wide variety of measurements from space, such as ocean temperature, vegetation coverage,...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Satellites not only relay signals from location to location, they also carry advanced payloads that observe, measure, and produce data based on what they are able to view from their vantage point. They provide detailed images of the Earth and collect a wide variety of measurements from space, such...
Year: 2010
Spacecraft are used to provide detailed images of the Earth and collect a wide variety of measurements from space, such as ocean temperature, vegetation coverage, and pollution levels. These remote sensing satellites have numerous important civil, scientific, and military applications. They make it...
Year: 2009
Country: United States
Spacecraft are used to provide detailed images of the Earth and measure ocean temperature, vegetation coverage, pollution levels, and other phenomena. These remote sensing satellites are used for civil, scientific, and military applications. They make it possible to do everything from viewing an...
Year: 2008
Country: United States
LEO spacecraft are also used to provide images of the Earth for civil, scientific, and military applications. In 2008 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing reported that there were ## satellites in use or in development...
Year: 2005
Different wavelengths of light are ideal for different sensing activities. For example, radar technology, which uses microwave frequencies, can observe clouds, aerosols, volcanic plumes, sea-surface temperatures, ocean color, vegetation, land cover, snow, ice, fires, and many other phenomena....

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