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ERTS and EROS

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Abstract

In June the National Aeronautics & Space Administration is to launch its first experimental satellite designed to view the Earth systematically with remote-sensing instruments that will provide new information about our resources and environment. The launching will culminate more than 8 years of planning and research by resource agencies of the Federal Government in cooperation with NASA, state and local governments, universities, and industry. The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite, ERTS-A, will be followed a year later by ERTS-B. Analyses of data from them, it is hoped, will lead to design of operational satellites for Earth resources investigations in the future. In the belief that satellite systems will be of significant assistance in meeting its responsibilities to map, monitor, and manage the vast resources and the public lands of the United States, the Department of the Interior assumed a major role in the ERTS-A Experiment.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
ERTS and EROS
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
17
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geological Institute
Publisher location:
Alexandria, GA
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geotimes
First page:
20
Last page:
23
Number of Pages:
4