Uncertain funding jeopardizes US land imaging satellites
from Environment News Service
Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth have continuously recorded changes to the planet's land surfaces for 40 years, but while it is essential to U.S. national security, the future of the program is now in jeopardy, warns a new report from the National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report warned that while the United States pioneered frequent-repeat global imaging, "other nations are now developing systems whose capability rivals or exceeds U.S. systems."
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