2022 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote Sensing Satellite Compendium

Circular 1500
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The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) is a collaboration between six 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 third edition of the JACIE compendium, which is planned to be updated and released annually.

Suggested Citation

Ramaseri Chandra, S.N., Christopherson, J.B., Casey, K.A., Lawson, J., and Sampath, A., 2022, 2022 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote sensing satellite compendium: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1500, 279 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1500. [Supersedes USGS Circular 1468.]

ISSN: 2330-5703 (online)

ISSN: 1067-084X (print)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Compendium Coverage, Conventions, and Caveats
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Exploring Earth from Space for 50 Years
  • Selected References
  • Finance—A New Player in Remote Sensing?
  • Selected References
  • Appendix 1. Selected References
  • 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 2022 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Remote sensing satellite compendium
Series title Circular
Series number 1500
DOI 10.3133/cir1500
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description xiii, 279 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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