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Earth observing system - Concepts and implementation strategyThe concepts of an Earth Observing System (EOS), an information system being developed by the EOS Science and Mission Requirements Working Group for international use and planned to begin in the 1990s, are discussed. The EOS is designed to study the factors that control the earth's hydrologic cycle, biochemical cycles, and climatologic processes by combining the measurements from remote sensing instruments, in situ measurement devices, and a data and information system. Three EOS platforms are planned to be launched into low, polar, sun-synchronous orbits during the Space Station's Initial Operating Configuration, one to be provided by ESA and two by the United States.
Document ID
19870028575
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hartle, R. E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1986
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 86-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other