Landsat

Landsat

[land-sat]
noun
a U.S. scientific satellite that studies and photographs the earth's surface by using remote-sensing techniques.

Origin:
1975–80; land (or land(sensing)) + sat(ellite)

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Landsat   (lānd'sāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various satellites used to gather data for images of the Earth's land surface and coastal regions. These satellites are equipped with sensors that respond to Earth-reflected sunlight and infrared radiation. The first Landsat satellite was launched in 1972. Currently, the seventh satellite (Landsat 7) is orbiting Earth.
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LANDSAT
land satellite
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