The wonders from Space! Since 1972, the Landsat series of satellites have provided high-resolution images of the earth’s surface. These images are used by business, government, scientists, and the military. This database provides the longest continuous record of the Earth’s continents as seen from space. The latest in the series is the Landsat Data Continuity Mission Spacecraft to be named Landsat 8 when it becomes operational.
The satellite is placed into a near-polar orbit, traveling north to south as it crosses the equator. At a speed of 4.7 miles per second (7.5 km/sec), each orbit takes nearly 99 minutes. Landsat completes just over 14 orbits per day. Landsat’s instruments cover the Earth’s surface from 81 degrees north to 81 degrees south every 16 days.
Image 1: Lake Eyre, South Australia
Image 2: Mississippi River with towns
Image 3: Phytoplankton, Gotland Island, Baltic Sea, Sweden
Image 4: Sandstorm how the sand particles appear from space
The timeline of Landsat Satellites.
Images from the current Landsat, Landsat 8
Date April 26/2018
Today I promised that I would repair an earlier post that somehow disappeared.
Not only did I reenter some of the lost material, I learned a how to use video. Yes, that’s right VIDEO!
If the rest of the world can learn to work with artificial intelligence and machine learning I can learn to add video to my blog posts.
In addition to that, I downgraded my plan to Personal and saved $251 a year (at least until I can find a way to monetize this fun that I’m having!).
So lean back and click the start switch. If you find any glitches please let me know. My bride and I are leaving our house of 43 years, where we raised our three sons and watched as their families grew. It is now the sunset of our lives, mine anyway. My legs and feet have been ravaged by diabetes and the 14 stairs to get up and down the stairs and those going into the basement (I haven’t been down there in what 3 years)?
It is time to turn the rose gardens and flower beds that I have built during the last 20 plus years over to a younger lad that can at least walk on the rough terrain of the grass. You didn’t know grass was that mean? Try neuropathy, the uneven ground makes itself known quickly.
It is a very sad end. I never contemplated leaving this house. And with 43 years of ‘stuff’! We only have 30 days to get it done!
The good news is that the good doctor gave me other need some cortisone and the bursae in both knees. I should be dancing in the streets by morning!
Please, lay back and I will shut up just as soon as I see that you comfortably ensconed in your favorite position.
Thanks for stopping by a second time.