Model, Satellite, Remote Sensing, Landsat C

Model, Satellite, Remote Sensing, Landsat C

     

From 1972 to 1978, three Landsat remote sensing satellites inaugurated the U.S. Landsat and Earth Resources Technology Program. These near-polar orbiting satellites acquired data on the Earth's land mass, coastal boundaries, and coral reefs, with the goal of observing changes in land surfaces and surrounding environments and providing day-to-day help to agriculture, geology, forestry, hydrology and cartography.

Each spacecraft carried a wide range of sensors. These included; a Return Beam Vidicon (essentially a television camera), a multispectral scanner and a data collection system which allowed data from remote ground stations to be relayed to a central processing facility.

The last of the Landsat 1-3 series (Landsat 3) was retired on September 7, 1983; since then the program has continued using updated satellite designs.

This artifact is a 1/4 scale model, donated by General Electric Space Systems to the Museum in 1978.

Gift of General Electric Space Systems Division

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Electric Space Systems Division

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic, glass
Dimensions
Spacecraft bus: 76.2 high x 38.1cm diameter (2ft 6in. x 1ft 3in.). Width with solar panels: 99.06 cm (3ft 3in.)

From 1972 to 1978, three Landsat remote sensing satellites inaugurated the U.S. Landsat and Earth Resources Technology Program. These near-polar orbiting satellites acquired data on the Earth's land mass, coastal boundaries, and coral reefs, with the goal of observing changes in land surfaces and surrounding environments and providing day-to-day help to agriculture, geology, forestry, hydrology and cartography.

Each spacecraft carried a wide range of sensors. These included; a Return Beam Vidicon (essentially a television camera), a multispectral scanner and a data collection system which allowed data from remote ground stations to be relayed to a central processing facility.

The last of the Landsat 1-3 series (Landsat 3) was retired on September 7, 1983; since then the program has continued using updated satellite designs.

This artifact is a 1/4 scale model, donated by General Electric Space Systems to the Museum in 1978.

Gift of General Electric Space Systems Division

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Electric Space Systems Division

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic, glass
Dimensions
Spacecraft bus: 76.2 high x 38.1cm diameter (2ft 6in. x 1ft 3in.). Width with solar panels: 99.06 cm (3ft 3in.)

ID: A19781450000