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Landsat: A Global Land-Observing Program

April 1, 2004

Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based land remote sensing data. The Landsat Project is a joint initiative of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) designed to gather Earth resource data from space. NASA developed and launched the spacecrafts, while the USGS handles the operations, maintenance, and management of all ground data reception, processing, archiving, product generation, and distribution.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2003
Title Landsat: A Global Land-Observing Program
DOI 10.3133/fs02303
Authors
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 023-03
Index ID fs02303
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center