General Principles of Relevant Satellite Systems

  • J. Askne
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 298)


Earth observation satellites launched in the last 25 years have made important contributions to the understanding of our planet. Based on 10 years of experience from Seasat and Nimbu- s-7 the possibilities to study quantities of e.g. oceanographic interest by means of microwaves have increased considerably. In the near future an important oceanographic satellite ERS-1 will be launched and a large number of satellites is planned for the future. For all the microwave sensors are fundamental. This chapter includes a description of the characteristics of satellite systems for earth observations by means of microwaves together with a review of different satellite systems


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Askne
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  1. 1.Department of Radio and Space ScienceChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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