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October 17, 1977

Special Reports: Satellite Technology Serving Earth

New Techniques Spur Landsat Data Use

Special Reports: Satellite Technology Serving Earth

Earth Resources Benefits to Expand

Special Reports: Satellite Technology Serving Earth

Future European Weather Satellite Efforts Uncertain

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New Techniques Spur Landsat Data Use

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Earth Resources Benefits to Expand

Washington—Remote sensing from space for earth resources and other purposes, which since July, 1972, has centered almost entirely around two small multispectral scanners on Landsats 1 and 2 and limited Skylab data, is on the verge of expanding into far wider areas of the spectrum due to new technology and increasing activism among data users.
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Future European Weather Satellite Efforts Uncertain

Paris—Western Europe’s first meteorological satellite is scheduled for launch from the Kennedy Space Center early next month but the future of Europe’s weather-watch activities from space is still very uncertain beyond this first project.
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Intelsat Faces Numerous Challenges

Washington—Global satellite communications system of the 99-nation International Telecommunications Satellite Organization promises to continue its vigorous growth and steadily declining rates. But there are clouds on the horizon.
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Strategic Debate

SALT Agreements Face Trouble in Congress

Senate, House members believe present tentative provisions would permit Soviet Union to ‘maintain a growing advantage’

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Japan Expands Technology Program

Tokyo—Japan’s ambitious program to develop and acquire space technology for application to its communications and meteorological needs will be expanded to include earth resources, with emphasis on maritime applications such as fishing.
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NOAA, Space Agency Defining Weather Satellite System for Deployment by 1985

Washington —National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are in the early phases of a study to pinpoint key developments needed for the U. S. meteorological satellite system by 1985 when existing metsat models may be phased out. The System-85 study is to be completed in approximately a year.
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Intelsat 5 Design Uses Flight-Proved Hardware

Palo Alto, Calif. —Conservative design approach and maximum use of flight-proved hardware have been emphasized in designing Intelsat 5 as a reliable, long-life, high-' capacity, next-generation space repeater for the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization.
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Defense Satcoms Stress Jam-Resistance, Flexibility

Defense Communications Agency’s third-generation communications satellites will provide important new operational features tailored to distinctive military needs, such as the ability to cope with enemy jamming and the flexibility to be reconfigured rapidly in orbit to serve any contingency situation area on the globe.
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Commercial Value Early Seasat Target

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Seasat ocean dynamics spacecraft program officials have begun signing agreements that will result in limited commercial application of Seasat-A data within a few months of spacecraft launch in May, 1978.
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