The Progress of Landsat Sensor Technology

Satellite differences in imagery.

Detailed Description

Landsat sensor technology has come a long way since the days of the Return Beam Vidicon cameras on the first three Landsat satellites. Known as the RBV, it was originally intended to be the satellites’ primary sensor. But the Multispectral Scanner, or MSS, became the more stable and superior instrument.

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Image Dimensions: 1600 x 283

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 60.994984250000 / -141.165636600000

Location Taken: AK, US

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