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By D. Glackin, G. Peltzer

During this monograph, the authors hint the evolution of distant sensing satellites and their tools and geospatial information processing, rfile the state-of-the-art, and current key developments rising for the following decade. The authors emphasize the expanding commercialization and overseas growth of the sector, rather within the box of imaging satellites and using geographic info platforms to make distant sensing facts extra accessible.
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Commercialization of SAR came closer to reality when Canada launched RADARSAT-1 in 1995. The RADARSAT International company was formed to market the data. It is still too early to tell, because the program was mostly government funded, but RADARSAT-I may be the harbinger of true commercialization of SAR imagery. 1 and Fig. 6) variously had operating frequencies in the L, S, C, and X bands (- 1-10 GHz). With the exception of SIR-C, the systems all transmitted with a single polarization (horizontal or vertical) and received with the same polarization.

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The LightSAR system from the United States is dependent upon cost-sharing from industry, but appears to be moving ahead, while the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has encountered recurring funding difficulties, but is due for launch in 1999. A recent entry in this arena is Research and Development Laboratories (RDL), with the commercial Radar-1 mission. In the area of active electro-optical sensing with spacebome lidar, several missions are planned. First, NASA's Earth Observing System Laser Alt-I mission, 32 Civil, Commercial, and International Remote Sensing Systems recently renamed ICESat, will host a laser altimeter, principally for measuring ice sheet topography.

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