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Of or relating to any man-made object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body.

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sun satellite

Aerospace; Satellites

British industry will lead the production of Solar Orbiter (SolO), a spacecraft that will travel closer to the Sun than any satellite to date. SolO will take pictures and measurements from inside the ...


Aerospace; Satellites

Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, meaning Bright Star-3, is a North Korean Earth observation satellite scheduled to be launched between 12-16 April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the ...

near infrared (NIR)

Aerospace; Satellites

The preferred term for the shorter wavelengths in the infrared region (the entire infrared region extends from about 0.7 µm (visible red) to about 3 µm). The longer wavelength end grades into the ...


Aerospace; Satellites

The process by which electromagnetic energy is propagated through free space by virtue of joint undulatory variations in the electric and magnetic fields in space. This concept is to be distinguished ...


Aerospace; Satellites

The process by which electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is assimilated and converted into other forms of energy, primarily heat. Absorption takes place only on the EMR that enters a medium, and not on ...


Aerospace; Satellites

The process of altering the appearance of an image so that the interpreter can extract more information. Some types of digital enhancements commonly applied to Landsat imagery include edge ...


Aerospace; Satellites

The products of image-forming instruments (analogous to photography). Used loosely, but acceptably, to refer to Landsat image data products.

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