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- Main Title Landsat and the Data Continuity Mission
Author: Behrens, Carl E.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Specialist in Energy Policy
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2009-05-22
- 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.
- 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
- Place Name: United States
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: R40594
- Accession or Local Control No: R40594_2009May22
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc491269