Landsat and the Data Continuity Mission

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This report discusses the U.S. Landsat Mission, which has collected remotely sensed imagery of the Earth's surface for more than 35 years. The two satellites currently in orbit are operating beyond their designed life and may fail at any time. Most Landsat data is used by federal agencies. Efforts to commercialize Landsat operations have not been successful. This report discusses issues facing Congress regarding funding for new Landsat satellites.

Creator(s): Behrens, Carl E.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 17, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Behrens, Carl E.

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 17, 2010
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This report discusses the U.S. Landsat Mission, which has collected remotely sensed imagery of the Earth's surface for more than 35 years. The two satellites currently in orbit are operating beyond their designed life and may fail at any time. Most Landsat data is used by federal agencies. Efforts to commercialize Landsat operations have not been successful. This report discusses issues facing Congress regarding funding for new Landsat satellites.

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7 pages.

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