This report which notes that the significance of Skylab lies in the experimental employment and demonstration of remote sensors, includes the results of evaluation of the available external analyses as well as those conducted within the U.S geological survey, and summarizes the experiments and analyses. Skylab carried three experiments of direct cartographic interest. Two were frame film cameras (S-190A and S-190B) and the third was a conical scanner. In general, the film cameras performed as expected and provided photographs which, though widely scattered, demonstrated the basic capabilities of frame film cameras in space for various cartographic applications. Black-and-white, color and color infrared films were also successfully demonstrated. In the third experiment (S-192), the conical scanner provided significant results in spectral bands beyond those in common use. It also demonstrated a new concept in imaging geometry which could have considerable cartographic significance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Authors:
    • Colvocoresses, A P
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 351-360
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  • Accession Number: 00149199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2001 12:00AM