A Survey of the Goals and Accomplishments of the Seasat Mission
During some 3 months of orbital operations, Seasat—the first satellite dedicated to establishing the utility of microwave sensors for the remote sensing of the earth’s oceans—collected a unique set of synoptic data on ocean winds, waves, temperature and topography. After 100BD years of intensive analysis of a relatively small subset of this data, a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and analysts has concluded that the majority of goals for measuring geophysical parameters have been met. Consequently, the overall project objective of demonstrating the concept of a global, nearly all-weather, microwave ocean surveillance capability has been accomplished.
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