Landsat and the Data Continuity Mission Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Landsat and the Data Continuity Mission

Creator

  • Author: Behrens, Carl E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Energy Policy

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2009-05-22

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 10 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Space activities
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Artificial satellites
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Space commercialization
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Space policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Budgets
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Space activities -- Appropriations

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: R40594
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40594_2009May22
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc491269