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Landsat 7 Spacecraft Animations

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The seventh satellite in the long-running Landsat program was launched on April 15, 1999 and is the most accurately calibrated Earth-observing satellite, i.e., its measurements are extremely accurate when compared to the same measurements made on the ground. Landsat 7's sensor has been called "the most stable, best characterized Earth observation instrument ever placed in orbit." Landsat 7's rigorous calibration standards have made it the validation choice for many coarse-resolution sensors.

Created for the 10th anniversary of the launch of Landsat 7.


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Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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