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It continuously transmits data to the station antenna down below where it is decoded, processed and turned into images in real-time (yes, as fast as it is received! These images are streamed to the Far Earth Observer within seconds where you can view them in your browser. Landsat's Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensor records 9 bands between 4 nm, which means it can see colours ranging from blue to shortwave infrared.Each pixel has a resolution of 30 by 30 meters, except for the panchromatic band with a resolution of 15 meters.The next twenty years were a bit up and down with a low of 72 in 2005, however the cubesat driven growth can be seen starting in 2013.The next ten years will interesting, it is unlikely that the same level of recent growth will be maintained, but equally there will still be a significant number of satellites being launched each year.It is sun-synchronous which means that the satellite always passes the same point on Earth at the same local time.If you live near the equator Landsat 8 will pass high above your head at AM in the morning every 16th day to image your neighbourhood.It is available as both a downloadable Excel file and in a tab-delimited text format.
These two images show a forest fire next to a lake. See how the orange fires become visible through the smoke? Debris objects – mostly debris – in low Earth orbit (LEO) – view over the equator " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="size-medium wp-image-971" src="https:// alt="" width="300" height="230" srcset="https:// https:// https:// https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /Image courtesy of ESANote: The debris field shown in the image is an artist’s impression based on actual data.However, the debris objects are shown at an exaggerated size to make them visible at the scale shown According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space, maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), there were 4 987 satellites orbiting the planet at the start of the year; an increase of 2.68% compared to end of April 2018.What looks like red in the picture is actually shortwave infrared.Green is really near infrared and what looks like blue is actually red!