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Landsat

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

First recorded in 1975–80; land or land(-sensing) + sat(ellite)
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Scientific definitions for Landsat

Landsat
[ lăndsăt′ ]

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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