NASA Launches Study of Next-Generation Global Land Imaging System
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The Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day (http://espd.gsfc.nasa.gov/landimagingstudy/) will take place from
In April the
Representatives of the
"We are looking for system design solutions that spur innovation and increase efficiencies, making use of aerospace expertise from across the government and commercial aerospace sector," said
"Landsat data are used by a broad range of specialists to assess some of the world's most critical issues -- the food, water, forests, and other natural resources needed for a growing world population." said
The objective of the Sustainable Land Imaging study is to design space-based systems that can provide continuous Landsat-quality data for at least 20 years and be sustained in a tight federal budget environment. The system is planned to continue the 41-year-old Landsat data record, which was assembled with a series of single satellites implemented one at a time.
The most recent addition to the long-running series, Landsat 8, launched in
The Landsat program provides continuous global, moderate-resolution measurements of land and coastal regions, providing mankind's longest record of our planet from space. Landsat data provide a consistent and reliable foundation for research on land use change, forest health and carbon inventories, and changes to our environment, climate, and natural resources.
The free and open availability of Landsat data enables the measurements to be used routinely by decision makers both inside and outside the government, for a wide range of natural resource issues including water resource management, wildfire response, agricultural productivity, rangeland management, and the effects of climate change.
Media interested in attending the public forum must contact
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