2020 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote Sensing Satellite Compendium

Circular 1468
In collaboration with Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation
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The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) is a collaboration between five Federal agencies that are major users and producers of satellite land remote sensing data. In recent years, the JACIE group has observed ever-increasing numbers of remote sensing satellites being launched. This rapidly growing wave of new systems creates a need for a single reference for land remote sensing satellites that provides basic system specifications and linkage to any JACIE assessment that may have been completed on existing systems. This volume has been assembled by the Requirements, Capabilities, and Analysis for Earth Observation Project under the U.S. Geological Survey National Land Imaging Program as a contribution to the JACIE community. This is the second edition of the JACIE compendium, which is planned to be updated and released annually.

Suggested Citation

Ramaseri Chandra, S.N., Christopherson, J.B., and Casey, K.A., 2020, 2020 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote sensing satellite compendium (ver. 1.1, October 2020): U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1468, 253 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1468. [Supersedes USGS Circular 1455.]

ISSN: 2330-5703 (online)

ISSN: 1067-084X (print)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Earth Observation Satellite Trends—Smaller and Smaller?
  • References Cited
  • Data Quality and Interoperability
  • References Cited
  • Directions of Governmental Programs Nationally and Internationally
  • References Cited
  • Commercial Earth Observation Constellations
  • References Cited
  • Geostationary Imagers for Earth Observation
  • Geostationary Orbit Applications and Advantages
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. References Cited
  • Appendix 2. Additional Resources
  • Appendix 3. Recent and Future Launches of Government and Commercial Satellites
  • Appendix 4. Remote Sensing Satellite Data Sheets
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 2020 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote sensing satellite compendium
Series title Circular
Series number 1468
ISBN 978-1-4113-4375-7
DOI 10.3133/cir1468
Edition Version 1.0: September 2020; Version 1.1: October 2020
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description xiii, 253 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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