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Landsat RBV

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Description

This dataset contains Landsat 3 Return Beam Vidicon (RBV) products, acquired by ESA by the Fucino ground station over its visibility mask. The data (673 scenes) are the result of the digitalization of the original 70 millimetre (mm) black and white film rolls. 

The RBV instrument was mounted on board the Landsat 1 to 3 satellites between 1972 and 1983, with 80 metre resolution. Three independent co-aligned television cameras, one for each spectral band (band 1: blue-green, band 2: yellow-red, band 3: NIR), constituted this instrument. 

The RBV system was redesigned for Landsat 3 to use two cameras operating in one broad spectral band (green to near-infrared; 0.505–0.750 µm), mounted side-by-side, with panchromatic spectral response and higher spatial resolution than on Landsat 1 and Landsat 2. Each of the cameras produced a swath of about 90 km (for a total swath of 180 km), with a spatial resolution of 40 m. 

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage:
75 N, -90 S, 20 W, 50 E
Temporal coverage:
1978-11-01 - 2018-08-01
Date of launch:
1978-03-03
Operators:
NASA
Mission status:
Completed
Orbit height:
917 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
180 km
Resolution:
Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm)
Product types:
RBV_PAN_1P

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Level 1

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