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Image resolutions for ERTS, SKYLAB and GEMINI/APOLLO

Photogrammetric Engineering

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Abstract

Early in 1972 the first Earth Resource Technology Satellite (ERTS-A) is scheduled for launch in near-polar orbit. It will carry three return-beam-vidicon (RBV) TB cameras and a multispectral scanner (MSS).


In 1973 a post-Apollo manned space flight called SKYLAB will orbit the earth at an inclination of 50° to the Equator. In addition to other sensors it will carry a battery of six multispectral cameras identified as experiment S190.


This paper compares the images expected from ERTS and SKYLAB with those already obtained from GEMINI/APOLLO, all in terms of the photographic criterion of resolution. Recently provided data have led to several changes in the resolution of ERTS-A forecast a year ago (Colvocoresses, 1970).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Image resolutions for ERTS, SKYLAB and GEMINI/APOLLO
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering
Volume
38
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Photogrammetry
Publisher location:
Falls Church, VA
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Photogrammetric Engineering
First page:
33
Last page:
35
Number of Pages:
3