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ESA remote-sensing programme - Present activities and future plans

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Abstract

The present activities and future missions of the ESA program of spaceborne remote sensing of earth resources and environment are discussed. Program objectives have been determined to be the satisfaction of European regional needs by agricultural, land use, water resources, coastal and polar surveys, and meeting the requirements of developing nations in the areas of agricultural production, mineral exploration and disaster warning and assessment. The Earthnet system of data processing centers presently is used for the distribution of remote sensing data acquired by NASA satellites. Remote sensing experiments to be flown aboard Spacelab are the Metric Camera, to test high resolution mapping capabilities of a large format camera, and the Microwave Remote-Sensing Experiment, which operates as a two-frequency scatterometer, a synthetic aperture radar and a passive microwave radiometer. Studies carried out on the definition of future remote sensing satellite systems are described, including studies of system concepts for land applications and coastal monitoring satellites.
Authors:
Plevin, J; [1]  Pryke, I [2] 
  1. ESA, Directorate of Planning and Future Programmes, Paris, France
  2. ESA, Directorate of Applications Programmes, Toulouse, France
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-022595
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ESA Bull.; (France)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENT; REMOTE SENSING; EUROPE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; DATA PROCESSING; MAPPING; SATELLITES; PROCESSING; 510500* - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5881600
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ESABD
Submitting Site:
IAA
Size:
Pages: 6-13
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Citation Formats

Plevin, J, and Pryke, I. ESA remote-sensing programme - Present activities and future plans. France: N. p., 1979. Web.
Plevin, J, & Pryke, I. ESA remote-sensing programme - Present activities and future plans. France.
Plevin, J, and Pryke, I. 1979. "ESA remote-sensing programme - Present activities and future plans." France.
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title = {ESA remote-sensing programme - Present activities and future plans}
author = {Plevin, J, and Pryke, I}
abstractNote = {The present activities and future missions of the ESA program of spaceborne remote sensing of earth resources and environment are discussed. Program objectives have been determined to be the satisfaction of European regional needs by agricultural, land use, water resources, coastal and polar surveys, and meeting the requirements of developing nations in the areas of agricultural production, mineral exploration and disaster warning and assessment. The Earthnet system of data processing centers presently is used for the distribution of remote sensing data acquired by NASA satellites. Remote sensing experiments to be flown aboard Spacelab are the Metric Camera, to test high resolution mapping capabilities of a large format camera, and the Microwave Remote-Sensing Experiment, which operates as a two-frequency scatterometer, a synthetic aperture radar and a passive microwave radiometer. Studies carried out on the definition of future remote sensing satellite systems are described, including studies of system concepts for land applications and coastal monitoring satellites.}
journal = {ESA Bull.; (France)}
journal type = {AC}
place = {France}
year = {1979}
month = {Feb}
}