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Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Current, Extended Mission
Mission Category: Other
Launch Date: November 21, 2000
Launch Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
The Earth Observing (EO-1) satellite was a one-year technology validation/demonstration mission designed to demonstrate new technologies and strategies for improved Earth observations; however, it has been extended beyond one year and still collects data. The satellite contains three observing instruments supported by a variety of newly developed space technologies.
Key Earth Observing-1 Facts
|Altitude:Distance from sea level.||705km|
|Local Node:Approximate time, at the equator when vehicle is directly overhead.||10:01 a.m.|
ALI (Advanced Land Imager)
Hyperion (Hyperspectral Instrument)
LAC (Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) Atmospheric Corrector)
Relevant Science Focus Areas:
- Carbon Cycle
- Earth Surface and Interior
Relevant Science Questions:
- How does the Earth system respond to natural and human-induced changes?
- How is the global Earth system changing?
- Validate and test new technologies that could provide significant cost reductions and improved performance for future Landsat missions.
- Provide a science-grade space-borne hyperspectral instrument, thus providing a new class of Earth observation data for improved Earth surface characterization.
- Provide the first space-based test of an onboard atmospheric corrector for increasing the accuracy of surface reflectance estimates.
- Agricultural Efficiency
- Air Quality
- Carbon Management
- Coastal Management
- Energy Management
- Homeland Security
- Public Health
- Water Management