The wonders from Space! Since 1972, the Landsat series of satellites have provided high-resolution images of the earth’s surface. These images are used by business, government, scientists, and the military. This database provides the longest continuous record of the Earth’s continents as seen from space. The latest in the series is the Landsat Data Continuity Mission Spacecraft to be named Landsat 8 when it becomes operational.
The satellite is placed into a near-polar orbit, traveling north to south as it crosses the equator. At a speed of 4.7 miles per second (7.5 km/sec), each orbit takes nearly 99 minutes. Landsat completes just over 14 orbits per day. Landsat’s instruments cover the Earth’s surface from 81 degrees north to 81 degrees south every 16 days.
Image 1: Lake Eyre, South Australia
Image 2: Mississippi River with towns
Image 3: Phytoplankton, Gotland Island, Baltic Sea, Sweden
Image 4: Sandstrom how they look from space
The timeline of Landsat Satellites. I am sorry to say, the rest of this blog up and disappeared. Even the backup is gone.
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